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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Western Silvery Minnow in Canada

COSEWIC
Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Western Silvery Minnow
Hybognathus argyritis
in Canada

Western Silvery Minnow

Endangered 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 western silvery minnow Hybognathus argyritis in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 38 pp.

Previous report:

COSEWIC. 2001. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the western silvery minnow Hybognathus argyritis in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 14 pp.

Houston, J.J.P. 1997. COSEWIC status report on the western silvery minnow Hybognathus argyritis in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 14 pp.

Production note:

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge M.K. Lowdon, D.A. Watkinson, and W.G. Franzin for writing the update status report on the western silvery minnow, Hybognathus argyritis in Canada, prepared under contract with Environment Canada, overseen and edited by R. Campbell and C. Renaud, COSEWIC Freshwater Fishes Specialist Subcommittee Co-Chairs.

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 méné d’argent de l’Ouest (Hybognathus argyritis) au Canada.  – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration:

Western silvery minnow -- Illustration by Summers Scholl (from Wyoming Natural Diversity Data Base by permission - http://www.uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/wyndd/Animals/Fish/Minnows.htm, accessed 3/31/2007).

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2008.

Catalogue No. CW69-14/404-2008E-PDF

ISBN 978-0-662-48893-4

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