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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Shortfin Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Shortfin Mako
Isurus oxyrinchus
Atlantic population
in Canada

Shortfin Mako

Threatened 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 shortfin mako Isurus oxyrinchus (Atlantic population) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vi + 24 pp.

Production note

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge Scott Wallace, Steven Campana, Gordon (Sandy) McFarlane and Jacquelynne King for writing the status report on the shortfin mako (Atlantic population) Isurus oxyrinchus in Canada, prepared under contract with Environment Canada.This report was overseen and edited by Mart Gross and Howard Powles (co-chairs, Marine Fishes Specialist Subcommittee) and Robin Waples (member, Marine Fishes Specialist Subcommittee).

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 Requin-taupe bleu (Isurus oxyrinchus) au Canada.

Cover illustration

Shortfin mako -- Figure supplied by the author, from Compagne 2001.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2006
Catalogue No. CW69-14/498-2006E-PDF
ISBN 0-662-43303-3

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