FWS Opens Public Comment Period on ESA-Listing Proposal for Two Cavefish Species

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a proposal to list two cavefish species in Texas, the toothless blindcat and the widemouth blindcat, as a threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The proposed rule does not designate critical habitat. FWS will accept comments on the proposed listing decisions through October 23, 2023.