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Recovery Strategy for Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) in Canada (Proposed)


3. Critical Habitat

3.1 Definition

As defined by SARA, critical habitat is “the habitat required for the survival or recovery of a listed species”. The identification of critical habitat requires a thorough knowledge of the species' environmental needs during all life stages, as well as an understanding of the distribution, quantity and quality of habitat across the species' range. This information is not available for the paddlefish, as the four individuals found in Canada were likely vagrants from the United States.