Removal of Siderastrea glynni From the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species (Final)
Jan. 4, 2022
NMFS is issuing a final rule to remove a coral, Siderastrea glynni , from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species. Recently obtained genetic and morphological information demonstrates that S. glynni does not meet the statutory definition of a species, and therefore does not qualify for listing under the ESA. Following public comment and peer review of the proposed rule and supporting scientific information, this final rule implements the changes to the listing for S. glynni. This final rule is effective on 31 January 2022. POC is Adrienne Lohe, NMFS Office of Protected Resources, email: Adrienne.Lohe@noaa.gov, tel: (301) 427-8442.
(Federal Register 30 December 2021 [Rule] Pages 74378-74380).