Shortjaw cisco COSEWIC assessment and status report: chapter 1

Assessment Summary


Assessment Summary – May 2003

Common name : Shortjaw cisco

Scientific name : Coregonus zenithicus

Status : Threatened

Reason for designation : This species has been extirpated from Lakes Huron and Erie and is in decline in Lake Superior and Great Slave Lake.  It is still present in Lake Nipigon and numerous smaller lakes where its status is not well known.  Threats include fishing, introduction of exotics and climate change.

Occurrence : Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario

Status history : Designated Threatened in April 1987.  Status re-examined and confirmed Threatened in May 2003.  Last assessment based on an update status report.

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