Salmon Species, Clear Lake Hitch Among CDFW Reviews For Threatened, Endangered Status

Clear Lake hitch photo by California Department of Fish and Wildlife

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife released a list of plant life, fish and wildlife that will continued for five-year reviews to determine potential threatened of endangered species. Notable species include fish such as the native Clear Lake hitch, Southern Oregon-Northern California Coast coho salmon and spring-run Chinook.

Here’s the press release with the full list:

CDFW Call for Information on Listed Threatened and Endangered Species


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) expects to initiate or continue Five-year Reviews for the threatened or endangered species listed below within the next two to three years. The purpose of a Five-year Review is to determine if the conditions that led to the original listing of a species are still present.  When initiating a Five-year Review, the Department is required to notify any person who has contacted the California Fish and Game Commission and expressed interest in a species listed under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA; Fish & G. Code § 2077, subd. (a)). CDFW may review the following species:


  • Boggs Lake hedge-hyssop (Gratiola heterosepala)
  • California jewelflower (Caulanthus californicus)
  • Hairy Orcutt grass (Orcuttia pilosa)
  • Lake County stonecrop (Sedella leiocarpa)
  • Red Mountain catchfly (Silene campanulata campanulata)
  • Slender-petaled thelypodium (Thelypodium stenopetalum)
  • Ventura marsh milkvetch (Astragalus pycnostachyus lanosissimus)
  • Burke’s goldfields (Lasthenia burkei)
  • Calistoga popcornflower (Plagiobothrys strictus)
  • Napa bluegrass (Poa napensis)

Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates

  • Shasta crayfish (Pacifastacus fortis)
  • Modoc sucker (Catostomus microps)
  • Lost River sucker (Deltistes luxatus)
  • Shortnose sucker (Chasmistes brevirostris)
  • Mohave Tui Chub (Siphateles bicolor mohavensis)
  • Cottonball Marsh Pupfish (Cyprinodon salinus milleri)
  • California freshwater shrimp (Syncaris pacifica)
  • Clear Lake hitch (Lavinia exilicauda chi)
  • Unarmored threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni)
  • Southern Oregon-Northern California Coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
  • Central California coast Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
  • Spring Run Chinook Salmon (Oncorhyncus tshawytscha)


  • Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum)
  • Fresno kangaroo rat (Dipodomys nitratoides exilis)
  • California condor (Gymnogyps californianus)
  • Alameda whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus)
  • Coachella Valley fringe-toed lizard (Uma inornata)
  • California least tern (Sternula antillarum browni)
  • California Ridgway’s rail (Rallus obsoletus obsoletus)
  • Morro Bay kangaroo rat (Dipodomys heermaani morroensis)
  • Mohave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis)
  • Great gray owl (Strix nebulosa)

If you have information on any of the species above that you would like the Department to consider while conducting Five-year Species Reviews, please submit it to the appropriate e-mail address listed below.

More information can be found on the Department’s Five-year Reviews website. You may also subscribe to the Department’s electronic mailing list for updates related to species listed under CESA.