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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Rainbow Mussel (Villosa Iris) in Canada
- Assessment Summary
- Executive Summary
- Species Information
- Population Sizes and Trends
- Limiting Factors and Threats
- Special Significance of the Species
- Existing Protection or Other Status Designations
- Technical Summary
- Acknowledgements and Authorities Contacted
- Information Sources
- Biographical Summary of Report Writer(s)
- Collections Examined
COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada
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 2006. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Rainbow mussel Villosa iris in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 38 pages
COSEWIC would like to acknowledge Daryl J. McGoldrick and Janice L. Metcalfe-Smith for writing the status report on the Rainbow mussel Villosa iris, prepared under contract with Environment Canada, overseen and edited by Gerald L. Mackie, Co-chair (Molluscs), COSEWIC Molluscs Species Specialist Subcommittee.
Please note that throughout the status report the Rainbow mussel is sometimes referred to as the “Rainbow”.
For additional copies contact:
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur la villeuse irisée (Villosa iris) au Canada.
Rainbow mussel -- Photo provided by Philip McColl, Graphic Arts Section, National Water Research Institute.
©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2006
Catalogue Nº. CW69-14/492-2006E-PDF
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