Conservation status of imperiled north American freshwater and diadromous fishes

  title={Conservation status of imperiled north American freshwater and diadromous fishes},
  author={Howard L. Jelks and Stephen J. Walsh and Noel M. Burkhead and Salvador Contreras-Balderas and Edmundo D{\'i}az-Pardo and Dean A. Hendrickson and John Lyons and Nicholas E. Mandrak and Frank H. McCormick and Joseph S. Nelson and Steven P. Platania and Brady A. Porter and Claude B Renaud and Juan Jacobo Schmitter-Soto and Eric B. Taylor and Melvin L. Jr. Warren},
Abstract This is the third compilation of imperiled (i.e., endangered, threatened, vulnerable) plus extinct freshwater and diadromous fishes of North America prepared by the American Fisheries Society'S Endangered Species Committee. Since the last revision in 1989, imperilment of inland fishes has increased substantially. This list includes 700 extant taxa representing 133 genera and 36 families, a 92% increase over the 364 listed in 1989. The increase reflects the addition of distinct… 

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