WASHINGTON (CN) – Listing of Colorado River basin roundtail chub as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act is warranted, but precluded by higher priority actions to amend the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
This determination was made after 12 months of review of a petition to designate a critical habitat for the fish.
As a result of the finding, the USFWS will develop a proposed rule to list this population segment of the roundtail chub under its Listing Priority System. Any designation of critical habitat will be made at that time.