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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report for the Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) in Canada

COSEWIC
Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Shortnose Sturgeon
Acipenser brevirostrum
in Canada

Shortnose Sturgeon

Special Concern 2005

COSEWIC
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada


COSEPAC
Comité sur la situation des espèces en péril au Canada

COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk. This report may be cited as follows:

COSEWIC 2005. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the shortnose sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrumin Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vi + 27 pp.

Previous report:

Dadswell, M.J. 1980. COSEWIC status report on theshortnose sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrumin Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 18 pp.

Production note:

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge Matthew K. Litvak for writing the update status report on the shortnose sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum prepared under contract with Environment Canada, overseen and edited by Bob Campbell, the COSEWIC Freshwater Fish Species Specialist Subcommittee Co-chair.

 

For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: (819) 997-4991 / (819) 953-3215
Fax: (819) 994-3684

COSEWIC E-mail
COSEWIC Website

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur l'esturgeon à museau court (Acipenser brevirostrum) au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration:

Shortnose sturgeon -- Lateral view of spawning female (58 cm TL) from the Hudson River, N.Y. (after Vladykov and Greeley 1963).

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2005

Catalogue No. CW69-14/427-2005E-PDF
ISBN 0-662-40571-4
HTML: CW69-14/427-2005E-HTML
ISBN 0-662-40572-2

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