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Peer Review Plans


Title and Description:

Status Review Report of 7 Giant Clam Species Petitioned Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act: Hippopus hippopus, H. porcellanus, Tridacna derasa, T. gigas, T. mbalavuana, T. squamosa, and T. squamosina.

The status review document for 7 giant clams will consist of a report explaining the best available information on the biology and status of the species as well as each species' risk of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of their respective ranges. The information in the review will be used to make a 12-month finding determination on whether listing each species is warranted or not warranted under the Endangered Species Act.

ID382 Info. Type:  ISI
Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 2/15/2018
Peer Review Start Date: 9/13/2019
Estimated Dissemination Date of Peer review report: 9/13/2020
Estimated Dissemination Date of final work product: 12/31/2020
Contact Person: Tracy Miller NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 2/15/2018
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 12/15/2017
Review type:
Individual letters
Number of reviewers:
3 or fewer

Peer reviewers: 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 and When? If any species are proposed for listing, the public will have opportunity to comment on the peer reviewed work product during the proposed rule stage.

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: Giant clam biology, ecology, genetics, population dynamics, threats

Comments on peer reviewers

Charge Statement

Peer review report

Final work product