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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus) in Canada

COSEWIC
Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Spotted Gar
Lepisosteus oculatus
in Canada

Spotted Gar

Threatened 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 spotted gar Lepisosteus oculatus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vi + 17 pp.

Previous report(s):

COSEWIC 2000. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the spotted gar Lepisosteus oculatus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vi + 13 pp.

Campbell, R.R. 1994. Update COSEWIC status report on the spotted gar Lepisosteus occulatus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 1-13 pp.

Parker, P. and P. McKee. 1983. COSEWIC status report on the spotted gar Lepisosteus oculatus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 1-15 pp.

Production note:

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge Nicholas E. Mandrak and Becky Cudmore for writing the update status report on the spotted garLepisosteus oculatus. This report wasprepared 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 le lépisosté tacheté (Lepisosteus oculatus) au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration:

Spotted gar -- Illustration by Joe Tomelleri. Used with permission of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2005

Catalogue No. CW69-14/67-2005E-PDF
ISBN 0-662-40620-6

HTML: CW69-14/67-2005E-HTML
ISBN 0-662-40621-4

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