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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Pighead Prickleback (Acantholumpenus mackayi) in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Pighead Prickleback
Acantholumpenus mackayi
in Canada

Pighead Prickleback

Data Deficient 2003

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 2003. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the pighead prickleback Acantholumpenus mackayi in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vi + 21 pp.

Previous report

Houston, J.J.P. and D.E. McAllister. 1989. COSEWIC status report on the blackline prickleback Acantholumpenus mackayi in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. 1-25 pp.

Production note

  1. COSEWIC acknowledges Alex E. Peden for writing the update status report on the pighead prickleback Acantholumpenus mackayi in Canada, prepared under contract with Environment Canada, overseen and edited by Mart Gross, the COSEWIC Marine Fish Species Specialist Co-chair.
  2. Pighead prickleback Acantholumpenus mackayi was formerly assessed by COSEWIC as blackline prickleback Acantholumpenus mackayi.

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 Web site

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur le terrassier à six lignes (Acantholumpenus mackayi) au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration

Pighead prickleback -- Courtesy of Natural Resources Canada.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2004

Catalogue No. CW69-14/356-2004E-PDF
ISBN 0-662-36320-5
HTML: CW69-14/356-2004E-HTML
ISBN 0-662-36321-3

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