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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera) in Canada

COSEWIC
Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Spiny Softshell Turtle
Apalone spinifera
in Canada

Spiny Softshell Turtle

Threatened 2002

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:

Please note: Persons wishing to cite data in the report should refer to the report (and cite the author(s)); persons wishing to cite the COSEWIC status will refer to the assessment (and cite COSEWIC). A production note will be provided if additional information on the status report history is required.

COSEWIC 2002. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the spiny softshell turtle Apalone spinifera in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 17 pp.

Fletcher, M. 2002. Update COSEWIC status report on the spiny softshell turtle Apalone spinifera in Canada, in COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the spiny softshell turtle Apalone spinifera in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 1-17 pp.

Previous report:

Campbell, C.A., and G.R. Donaldson. 1991. Revised and updated by Martyn E. Obbard. COSEWIC status report on the spiny softshell turtle Apalone spinifera in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 32 pp.

Production note:

The spiny softshell turtle Apalone spinifera was previously listed as the Eastern spiny softshell turtle Apalone spinifera.

 

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 Rapport du COSEPAC sur la situation de la tortue molle à épines (Apalone spinifera) au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration:

Spiny softshell turtle -- Judie Shore, Richmond Hill, Ontario.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2003

Catalogue No. CW69-14/293-2002E-IN

ISBN 0-662-34130-9

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