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Peer Review Plans


Title and Description:

Status Review for Endangered Species Act consideration of the Humphead Wrasse

The status review for the humphead wrasse will consist of a report explaining the best available information on the biology and status of the species as well as the species’ risk of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range.  The information in the review will be used to make a 12-month finding determination on whether listing the species is warranted or not warranted under the Endangered Species Act.

ID: 293 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated and Actual Dissemination Date: 11/1/2014
Contact Person:Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 1/22/2015

Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 6/17/2014
Review type: individual letters
Number of reviewers:
3 or fewer
Peer reviewers will be selected by: the agency.

Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers? no

Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? yes

How? Once the 12-month finding has published, we may request public comment on the Status Review Report for the humphead wrasse and the Endangered Species Act listing determination.

When? Between November 1 and December 31, 2014.

Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? no.

Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: Reef fish biology, ecology, conservation, extinction risk, threats to the humphead wrasse.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge to reviewers

Final peer review report

Notice of 12-month finding and availability of a status review report

Final work product