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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Paddlefish
Polyodon spathula
in Canada

Paddlefish

Extirpated 2008

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. 2008. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the paddlefish Polyodon spathula in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vi + 20 pp.

Previous reports

COSEWIC. 2000. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the paddlefish Polyodon spathula in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vi + 9 pp.

Parker, B. 1987. COSEWIC status report on the paddlefish Polyodon spathula in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 1-9 pp

Production note

COSEWIC would like to acknowledges Robert Campbell and the members of the Freshwater Fishes Specialist Subcommittee for updating the 1987 update report on the paddlefish Polyodon spathula.

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 spatulaire (Polyodon spathula) au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration

Paddlefish – Illustration by Susan Laurie Bourque, reproduced with permission, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada.78-0-662-48896-5

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2008.
Catalogue CW69-14/101-2008E-PDF
ISBN978-0-662-48896-5

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