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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Rainbow Mussel (Villosa Iris) in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report
on the
Rainbow Mussel
Villosa Iris
in Canada

Rainbow mussel (Villosa iris)

Endangered 2006

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 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

Production note

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:

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 la villeuse irisée (Villosa iris) au Canada.

Cover illustration

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
ISBN 0-662-43288-6

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