Reclassification of Morro Shoulderband Snail (Final)
Feb. 3, 2022
USFWS are reclassifying the Morro shoulderband snail (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) from endangered to threatened under the ESA. This action is based on their evaluation of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the species' status has improved such that it is not currently in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range, but that it is still likely to become so in the foreseeable future. They also finalize a rule issued under section 4(d) of the Act that provides for the conservation of the Morro shoulderband snail. In addition, they update the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife to reflect the latest scientifically accepted taxonomy and nomenclature for the species as Helminthoglypta walkeriana, Morro shoulderband snail. This rule is effective 7 March 2022. POC is Stephen P. Henry, Field Supervisor, USFWS, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003; tele 805-644-1766.
(Federal Register 3 February 2022 [Rule] Pages 6063-6077).