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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Bluntnose Sixgill Shark in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report
on the
Bluntnose Sixgill Shark
Hexanchus Griseus
in Canada

bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus)

Special concern 2007


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 2007. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the bluntnose sixgill shark Hexanchus griseus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 33 pp.

Production note

cosewic would like to acknowledge Scott Wallace, Gordon McFarlane and Jacquelynne King for writing the status report on bluntnose sixgill shark, Hexanchus griseus, in Canada, prepared under contract with Environment Canada. The report was overseen and edited by Paul Bentzen, Co-chair, COSEWIC Marine Fishes Species Specialist Subcommittee and Jamie Gibson, member, Marine Fishes Species Specialist Subcommittee.

For additional copies contact:

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

Tel.: 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 le requin griset (Hexanchus griseus) au Canada.

Cover illustration

Bluntnose sixgill shark -- Source: Compagno 1984.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2007
Catalogue No. CW69-14/524-2007E-PDF
ISBN 978-0-662-46004-6

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