→ 90-day finding from petition to list 10 species of giant clams as threatened or endangered

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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced that a petition to list ten species of giant clam as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act presented substantial information indicating that listing may be warranted for seven of the ten giant clam species (Hippopus hippopus, H. porcellanus, Tridacna costata, T. derasa, T. gigas, T. squamosa, and T. tevoroa). The petition also requested that critical habitat be designated for the Tridacninae species that occur in US waters. In accordance with the Endangered Species Act, NMFS will initiate status reviews of these seven giant clam species. To ensure that the status reviews are comprehensive, NMFS is soliciting scientific and commercial information regarding these species.