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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Lake Whitefish (Lake Simcoe Population) in Canada

Assessment Summary

Assessment Summary – May 2005

Common name : Lake Whitefish (Lake Simcoe population)

Scientific name : Coregonus clupeaformis

Status : Data Deficient

Reason for designation : Although this population is on its way to extirpation, there is inconclusive evidence regarding its distinctiveness and the best evidence available at this time is insufficient to resolve the species’ eligibility for assessment.

Occurrence : Ontario

Status history : Designated Threatened in April 1987.  Species considered in May 2005 and placed in the Data Deficient category.  Last assessment based on an update status report.