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List of the most popular aquatic species living in Canadian waters. These species have been classified under eight categories: freshwater, finfish, groundfish, diadromous and pelagic species, invertebrates, marine mammals and molluscs. For each name listed, you will find a description of the species and its habitat.

Species Name Species Group Region(s) / Province(s) / Territory(s) Status
Alewife
Alosa pseudoharengus
Diadromous    
American Eel
Anguilla rostrata
Freshwater Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
American Lobster
Homarus americanus
Invertebrates    
American Oyster
Crassostrea virginica
Molluscs    
American Plaice
Hippoglossoides platessoides
Groundfish    
American Shad
Alosa sapidissima
Diadromous    
American Smelt
Osmerus mordax
Diadromous    
Arctic Char
Salvelinus alpinus
Diadromous    
Arctic Cod
Boreogadus saida
Groundfish    
Atlantic Cod
Gadus morhua
Groundfish    
Atlantic Hagfish
Myxine glutinosa
Pelagics    
Atlantic Halibut
Hippoglossus hippoglossus
Groundfish    
Atlantic Mackerel
Scomber scombrus
Pelagics    
Atlantic Salmon
Salmo salar
Diadromous    
Atlantic Walrus
Odobenus rosmarus
Marine Mammals Nunavut, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Atlantic Whitefish
Coregonus huntsmani
Freshwater Maritimes At-Risk
Atlantic Wolffish
Anarhichas lupus
Groundfish Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Aurora Trout
Salvelinus fontinalis timagamiensis
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
Basking Shark
Cetorhinus maximus
Finfish Pacific At-Risk
Beluga Whale
Delphinapterus leucas
Marine Mammals    
Bering Cisco
Coregonus laurettae
Diadromous Pacific At-Risk
Black Redhorse
Moxostoma duquesnii
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
Blackstripe Topminnow
Fundulus notatus
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
Blue Hake
Antimora rostrata
Groundfish    
Blue Whale
Balaenoptera musculus
Marine Mammals    
Bluefin Tuna
Thunnus thynnus
Pelagics    
Bluntnose Sixgill Shark
Hexanchus griseus
Finfish Pacific At-Risk
Bocaccio
Sebastes paucispinis
Pelagics Pacific At-Risk
Bowhead Whale
Balaena mysticetus
Marine Mammals    
Bowhead Whale (Eastern Canada - West Greenland population)
Balaena mysticetus
Marine Mammal Nunavut, Quebec At-Risk
Bowhead Whale (Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort population)
Balaena mysticetus
Marine Mammal Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut At-Risk
Bridle Shiner
Notropis bifrenatus
Freshwater Ontario, Quebec At-Risk
Canary Rockfish
Sebastes pinniger
Groundfish Pacific At-Risk
Capelin
Mallotus villosus
Pelagics    
Carmine Shiner
Notropis percobromus
Freshwater Manitoba At-Risk
Channel Darter
Percina copelandi
Freshwater Ontario, Quebec At-Risk
Chinook Salmon
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Diadromous    
Chum Salmon
Oncorhynchus keta
Diadromous    
Coho Salmon
Oncorhynchus kisutch
Diadromous Pacific At-Risk
Columbia Mottled Sculpin
Cottus bairdii hubbsi
Groundfish Pacific At-Risk
Copper Redhorse
Moxostoma hubbsi
Freshwater Quebec At-Risk
Cultus Lake Sockeye Salmon
Oncorhynchus nerka
Anadromous    
Cultus Pygmy Sculpin
Cottus sp.
Freshwater    
Cusk
Brosme brosme
Pelagics Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Deepwater Sculpin
Myoxocephalus thompsonii
Freshwater Ontario, Quebec At-Risk
Dolly Varden Char
Salvelinus malma
Diadromous Yukon, Northwest Territories At-Risk
Dover Sole
Microstomus pacificus
Groundfish    
Dungeness Crab
Cancer magister
Invertebrates    
Dwarf Wedgemussel
Alasmidonta heterodon
Molluscs Maritimes At-Risk
Eastern Pondmussel
Ligumia nasuta
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Eastern Sand Darter
Ammocrypta pellucida
Freshwater    
Eastern Sand Darter (Ontario populations)
Ammocrypta pellucida
Fishes (Freshwater) Ontario At-Risk
Eastern Sand Darter (Quebec populations)
Ammocrypta pellucida
Fishes (Freshwater) Quebec At-Risk
Eastslope Sculpin
Cottus bairdii
Freshwater    
English Sole
Parophrys vetulus
Groundfish    
Enos Lake Stickleback
Gasterosteus sp.
Freshwater    
Eulachon
Thaleichthys pacificus
Diadromous Pacific At-Risk
Eulachon (Nass/Skeena Rivers population)
Thaleichthys pacificus
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Pacific At-Risk
Eulachon (Pacific population)
Thaleichthys pacificus
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Pacific At-Risk
Euphausiids (Krill)
Meganictyphanes norvegica
Invertebrates    
Fin Whale
Balaenoptera physalus
Marine Mammals    
Fin Whale (Atlantic)
Balaenoptera physalus
Marine Mammal Quebec At-Risk
Fin Whale (Pacific)
Balaenoptera physalus
Marine Mammal Pacific At-Risk
Geoduck Clam
Panopea abrupta
Molluscs    
Giant Red Sea Cucumber
Parastichopus californicus
Invertebrates    
Goldeye
Hiodon alosoides
Freshwater    
Goose Barnacle
Pollicipes polymerus
Invertebrates    
Grass Pickerel
Esox americanus vermiculatus
Freshwater Ontario, Quebec At-Risk
Gravel Chub
Erimystax x-punctatus
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
European Green Crab
Carcinus maenas
Invertebrates   Invasive
Green Sea Urchin
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis
Invertebrates    
Green Sturgeon
Acipenser medirostris
Freshwater Pacific At-Risk
Greenland Halibut
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides
Groundfish    
Greenland Shark
Somniosus microcephalus
Finfish Atlantic  
Grey Seal
Halichoerus grypus
Marine Mammals    
Grey Whale
Eschirichtius robustus
Marine Mammals    
Haddock
Melanogrammus aeglefinus
Groundfish    
Hammerhead Shark
Sphyrna zygaena
Pelagics Atlantic  
Harbour Porpoise (Atlantic)
Phocoena phocoena
Marine Mammals Gulf, Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Harbour Porpoise (Pacific)
Phocoena phocoena
Marine Mammals Pacific At-Risk
Harbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies
Phoca vitulina mellonae
Marine Mammal Quebec At-Risk
Harp Seal
Pagophilus groenlandicus
Marine Mammals Quebec  
Hickorynut
Obovaria olivaria
Molluscs Ontario, Quebec At-Risk
Hotwater Physa
Physella wrighti
Molluscs Pacific At-Risk
Humpback Whale
Megaptera novaeangliae
Marine Mammals    
Humpback Whale (North Pacific Population)
Megaptera novaeangliae
Marine Mammal Pacific At-Risk
Inconnu
Stenodus leucichthys
Diadromous    
Jonah Crab
Cancer borealis
Invertebrates    
Kidneyshell
Ptychobranchus fasciolaris
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Killer Whale
Orcinus orca
Marine Mammals    
Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific transient population)
Orcinus orca
Marine Mammal Pacific At-Risk
Killer Whale (Northwest Atlantic / Eastern Arctic population)
Orcinus orca
Marine Mammal Nunavut, Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia At-Risk
Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific northern resident population)
Orcinus orca
Marine Mammal Pacific At-Risk
Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific offshore population)
Orcinus orca
Marine Mammal Pacific At-Risk
Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific southern resident population)
Orcinus orca
Marine Mammal Pacific At-Risk
Lake Chubsucker
Erimyzon sucetta
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
Lake Sturgeon
Acipenser fulvescens
Freshwater    
Lake Sturgeon (Great Lakes – Upper St. Lawrence populations)
Acipenser fulvescens
Fishes (Freshwater) Ontario, Quebec At-Risk
Lake Sturgeon (Lake of the Woods – Rainy River populations)
Acipenser fulvescens
Fishes (Freshwater) Ontario At-Risk
Lake Sturgeon (Nelson River populations)
Acipenser fulvescens
Fishes (Freshwater) Manitoba At-Risk
Lake Sturgeon (Red-Assiniboine River - Lake Winnipeg populations)
Acipenser fulvescens
Fishes (Freshwater) Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario At-Risk
Lake Sturgeon (Saskatchewan River)
Acipenser fulvescens
Fishes (Freshwater) Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba At-Risk
Lake Sturgeon (Southern Hudson Bay - James Bay populations)
Acipenser fulvescens
Fishes (Freshwater) Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec At-Risk
Lake Sturgeon (Western Hudson Bay)
Acipenser fulvescens
Fishes (Freshwater) Saskatchewan, Manitoba At-Risk
Lake Sturgeon (Winnipeg River - English River populations)
Acipenser fulvescens
Fishes (Freshwater) Manitoba, Ontario At-Risk
Lake Trout
Salvelinus namaycush
Freshwater    
Lake Utopia Dwarf Smelt
Osmerus sp.
Freshwater    
Lake Whitefish
Coregonus clupeaformis
Freshwater    
Lake Winnipeg Physa Snail
Physa sp.
Molluscs    
Leatherback Turtle
Dermochelys coriacea
Pelagics Gulf, Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador, Pacific, Quebec At-Risk
Lingcod
Ophiodon elongatus
Groundfish    
Lilliput
Toxolasma parvum
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Littleneck Clam
Protothaca staminea
Molluscs    
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Caretta caretta
Reptiles Atlantic Ocean – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Quebec At-Risk
Sea Turtles
Reptiles    
Longspine Thornyhead
Sebastolobus altivelis
Groundfish Pacific At-Risk
Lumpfish
Cyclopterus lumpus
Groundfish    
Manila Clam
Venerupis philippinarum
Molluscs    
Mapleleaf
Quadrula quadrula
Molluscs    
Mapleleaf Mussel (Great Lakes - Western St. Lawrence population)
Quadrula quadrula
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Mapleleaf Mussel (Saskatchewan-Nelson population)
Quadrula quadrula
Molluscs Manitoba At-Risk
Misty Lake Stickleback (Lentic form)
Gasterosteus aculeatus
Fishes (Freshwater) British Columbia At-Risk
Misty Lake Stickleback (Lotic form)
Gasterosteus aculeatus
Fishes (Freshwater) British Columbia At-Risk
Monkfish
Lophius americanus
Groundfish    
Moonsnail
Euspira heros
Molluscs    
Morrison Creek Lamprey
Lampetra richardsoni
Groundfish    
Mountain Sucker (Milk River populations)
Catostomus platyrhynchus
Fishes (Freshwater) Alberta, Saskatchewan At-Risk
Mountain Sucker (Pacific populations)
Catostomus platyrhynchus
Fishes (Freshwater) British Columbia At-Risk
Mudpuppy Mussel
Simpsonaias ambigua
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Muskellunge
Esox masquinongy
Freshwater    
Narwhal
Monodon monoceros
Marine Mammals Nunavut At-Risk
Neon Flying Squid
Ommastrephes bartrami
Invertebrates    
Nooksack Dace
Rhinichthys cataractae ssp.
Freshwater Pacific At-Risk
North Atlantic Right Whale
Eubalaena glacialis
Marine Mammals Gulf, Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec At-Risk
North Pacific Albacore Tuna
Thunnus alalunga
Pelagics    
North Pacific Right Whale
Eubalaena japonica
Marine Mammals Pacific At-Risk
North Pacific Spiny Dogfish
Squalus suckleyi
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Pacific At-Risk
Northern Abalone
Haliotis kamtschatkana
Molluscs Pacific At-Risk
Northern Bottlenose Whale
Hyperoodon ampullatus
Marine Mammals    
Northern Bottlenose Whale (Scotian Shelf)
Hyperoodon ampullatus
Marine Mammal Atlantic Ocean At-Risk
Northern Brook Lamprey
Ichthyomyzon fossor
Freshwater Ontario, Quebec At-Risk
Northern Fur Seal
Callorhinus ursinus
Marine Mammal Pacific At-Risk
Northern Madtom
Noturus stigmosus
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
Northern Pike
Esox lucius
Freshwater   Invasive
Northern Riffleshell
Epioblasma torulosa rangiana
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Northern Shrimp
Pandalus borealis
Invertebrates    
Northern Wolffish
Anarhichas denticulatus
Pelagics Nunavut, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Nova Scotia At-Risk
Octopus
Bathypolypus arcticus
Invertebrates    
Olympia Oyster
Ostrea conchaphila
Molluscs Pacific At-Risk
Opal Squid
Loligo opalescens
Invertebrates    
Pacific Cod
Gadus macrocephalus
Groundfish    
Pacific Hagfish
Eptatretus stoutii
Groundfish    
Pacific Halibut
Hippoglossus stenolepis
Groundfish    
Pacific Herring
Clupea pallasi
Pelagics    
Pacific Ocean Perch
Sebastes alutus
Pelagics    
Pacific Sardine
Sardinops sagax
Pelagics    
Paddlefish
Polyodon spathula
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
Paxton Lake Stickleback (Benthic)
Gasterosteus sp.
Freshwater    
Paxton Lake Stickleback (Limnetic)
Gasterosteus sp.
Freshwater    
Paxton Lake Stickleback Species Pair (Benthic and Limnetic Forms)
Gasterosteus aculeatus
Fishes (Freshwater) British Columbia At-Risk
Periwinkle
Littorina littorea
Molluscs    
Petrale Sole
Eopsetta jordani
Groundfish    
Pink Salmon
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Diadromous    
Plains Minnow
Hybognathus placitus
Fishes (Freshwater) Saskatchewan At-Risk
Pollock
Pollachius virens
Groundfish    
Porbeagle Shark
Lamna nasus
Finfish Atlantic  
Porcupine Crab
Neolithodes grimaldi
Invertebrates    
Prawn
Pandalus platyceros
Invertebrates    
Pugnose Minnow
Opsopoeodus emiliae
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
Pugnose shiner
Notropis anogenus
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
Quahaug
Arctica islandica
Molluscs    
Quillback Rockfish
Sebastes maliger
Groundfish Pacific At-Risk
Rainbow Mussel
Villosa iris
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Rainbow Smelt (Lake Utopia small-bodied population)
Osmerus sp.
Fishes (Freshwater) Maritimes At-Risk
Rainbow Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss
Freshwater    
Rainbow Trout (Athabasca River populations)
Oncorhynchus mykiss
Fishes (Freshwater) Alberta At-Risk
Rayed Bean
Villosa fabalis
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Red Crab
Chaceon quinquedens
Invertebrates    
Red Rock Crab
Cancer productus
Invertebrates    
Red Sea Urchin
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus
Invertebrates    
Redfish
Sebastes Marinus
Pelagics    
Redside Dace
Clinostomus elongatus
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
Redstripe Rockfish
Sebastes proriger
Groundfish    
River Redhorse
Moxostoma carinatum
Freshwater Ontario, Quebec At-Risk
Rock Sole
Lepidopsetta bilineata
Groundfish    
Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel
Gonidea angulata
Molluscs Pacific At-Risk
Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Eastslope populations)
Cottus bairdii
Fishes (Freshwater) Alberta At-Risk
Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Westslope populations)
Cottus bairdii
Fishes (Freshwater) Alberta At-Risk
Rougheye Rockfish - Type I & II
Sebastes aleutianus type I / Sebastes aleutianus type II
Groundfish Pacific At-Risk
Roughhead Grenadier
Macrourus berglax
Fishes (marine) Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Nova Scotia At-Risk
Round Hickorynut
Obovaria subrotunda
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Round Pigtoe
Pleurobema sintoxia
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Roundnose Grenadier
Coryphaenoides rupestris
Fishes (marine) Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Nova Scotia At-Risk
Sablefish
Anoplopoma fimbria
Groundfish    
Salish Sucker
Catostomus catostomus
Freshwater British Columbia At-Risk
Sauger
Stizostedion canadense
Freshwater    
Sea Lamprey
Petromyzon marinus
Diadromous   Invasive
Sea Otter
Enhydra lutris
Marine Mammals Quebec, Pacific At-Risk
Sei Whale
Balaenoptera borealis
Marine Mammals    
Sei Whale (Pacific)
Balaenoptera borealis
Marine Mammal Pacific At-Risk
Shortfin Mako Shark (Atlantic population)
Isurus oxyrinchus
Finfish Maritimes, Quebec At-Risk
Shorthead Sculpin
Cottus confusus
Freshwater Pacific At-Risk
Shortjaw Cisco
Coregonus zenithicus
Freshwater Northwest Territories, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario At-Risk
Shortnose Cisco
Coregonus reighardi
Fishes (Freshwater) Ontario At-Risk
Shortnose Sturgeon
Acipenser brevirostrum
Freshwater Maritimes At-Risk
Shortraker Rockfish
Sebastes borealis
Groundfish    
Silver Chub
Macrhybopsis storeriana
Freshwater    
Silver Chub
Macrhybopsis storeriana
Fishes (Freshwater) Ontario, Manitoba At-Risk
Silver Chub (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations)
Macrhybopsis storeriana
Fishes (Freshwater) Ontario At-Risk
Silver Hake
Merluccius bilinearis
Groundfish    
Silver Lamprey (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations)
Ichthyomyzon unicuspis
Fishes (Freshwater) Ontario, Quebec At-Risk
Silver Shiner
Notropis photogenis
Fishes (Freshwater) Ontario At-Risk
Silvergrey Rockfish
Sebastes brevispinis
Groundfish    
Silversides
Menidia Menidia
Diadromous    
Smooth Skate (Funk Island Deep Population)
Malacoraja senta
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Smooth Skate (Laurentian-Scotian Population)
Malacoraja senta
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia At-Risk
Snow Crab
Chionoecetes opilio
Invertebrates    
Snuffbox
Epioblasma triquetra
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Sockeye Salmon
Oncorhynchus nerka
Anadromous    
Sockeye Salmon (Cultus population)
Oncorhynchus nerka
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Pacific At-Risk
Sockeye Salmon (Sakinaw population)
Oncorhynchus nerka
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Pacific At-Risk
Sowerby's Beaked Whale
Mesoplodon bidens
Marine Mammals Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Speckled Dace
Rhinichthys osculus
Freshwater Pacific At-Risk
Spiny Dogfish
Squalus acanthias
Finfish    
Spotted Gar
Lepisosteus oculatus
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
Spotted Sucker
Minytrema melanops
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
Spotted Wolffish
Anarhichas minor
Pelagics Nunavut,Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Nova Scotia At-Risk
Spring Cisco
Coregonus sp.
Fishes (Freshwater) Quebec At-Risk
Steller Sea Lion
Eumetopias jubatus
Marine Mammals Pacific At-Risk
Stimpson's Surfclam
Mactromeris polynyma
Molluscs    
Striped Bass
Morone saxatilis
Diadromous    
Striped Bass (Bay of Fundy population)
Morone saxatilis
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Maritimes At-Risk
Striped Bass (Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population)
Morone saxatilis
Fishes (marine/anadromous) New Brunswick, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, At-Risk
Striped Bass (St. Lawrence River population)
Morone saxatilis
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Quebec At-Risk
Surf Smelt
Hypomesus pretiosus
Pelagics    
Swordfish
Xiphias gladius
Pelagics    
Tanner Crab
Chionoecetes bairdi/tanneri/angulatus
Invertebrates    
Threehorn Wartyback
Obliquaria reflexa
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Thorny Skate
Amblyraja radiata
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Nunavut, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Tiger Shark
Galeocerdo cuvier
Finfish Atlantic  
Tope (Soupfin Shark)
Galeorhinus galeus
Groundfish Pacific At-Risk
Unarmoured Threespine Stickleback
Gasterosteus aculeatus
Fishes (freshwater) British Columbia At-Risk
Upper Great Lakes Kiyi
Coregonus kiyi kiyi
Fishes (Freshwater) Ontario At-Risk
Vananda Creek Benthic and Limnetic Threespine Stickleback Species Pair
Gasterosteus sp.
Fishes (Freshwater) British Columbia At-Risk
Vananda Creek Stickleback
Gasterosteus sp.
Freshwater    
Vancouver Lamprey
Lampetra macrostoma
Freshwater Pacific At-Risk
Walleye
Sander vitreus
Freshwater    
Warmouth
Lepomis gulosus
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
Waved Whelk
Buccinum undatum
Molluscs    
Wavy-Rayed Lampmussel
Lampsilis fasciola
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Western Silvery Minnow
Hybognathus argyritis
Freshwater Ontario At-Risk
Westslope Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi
Freshwater    
Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Alberta population)
Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi
Fishes (Freshwater) Alberta At-Risk
Westslope Cutthroat Trout (British Columbia population)
Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi
Fishes (Freshwater) British Columbia At-Risk
Western Brook Lamprey (Morrison Creek population)
Lampetra richardsoni
Fishes (Freshwater) Pacific At-Risk
White Hake
Urophycis tenuis
Groundfish    
White Hake (Atlantic and Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence)
Urophycis tenuis
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia At-Risk
White Hake (Southern Gulf of St.Lawrence)
Urophycis tenuis
Fishes (marine/anadromous) New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec At-Risk
White Shark (Atlantic Population)
Carcharodon carcharias
Finfish Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec At-Risk
White Sturgeon
Acipenser transmontanus
Freshwater Pacific At-Risk
Winter Skate (Gulf of St. Lawrence population)
Leucoraja ocellata
Fishes (marine/anadromous) New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
White Sucker
Catostomus commersonii
Freshwater    
Widow Rockfish
Sebastes entomelas
Pelagics    
Winter Flounder
Pseudopleuronectes americanus
Groundfish    
Witch Flounder
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus
Groundfish    
Yellow Lampmussel
Lampsilis cariosa
Molluscs Maritimes At-Risk
Yelloweye Rockfish
Sebastes ruberrimus
Groundfish Pacific At-Risk
Yellowmouth Rockfish
Sebastes reedi
Groundfish    
Yellowtail Flounder
Limanda ferruginea
Groundfish    
Yellowtail Rockfish
Sebastes flavidus
Groundfish    
Clubbed Tunicate
Styela clava
    Invasive
Golden Star Tunicate
Botryllus schlosseri
    Invasive
Vase tunicate
Ciona intestinalis
    Invasive
Pancake Batter Tunicate
Didemnum vexillum
    Invasive
Violet tunicate
Botrylloides violaceus
    Invasive
Coffin Box Bryozoan
Membranipora membranacea
    Invasive
European Sea Squirt
Ascidiella aspersa
    Invasive
Compound sea squirt
Diplosoma listerianum
    Invasive
Chinese Mitten Crab
Eriocheir sinensis
    Invasive
Oyster Thief
Codium fragile
    Invasive
Japanese Skeleton Shrimp
Caprella mutica
    Invasive
Bighead Carp
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis
    Invasive
Black Carp
Mylopharyngodon piceus
    Invasive
Grass Carp
Ctenopharyngodon idella
    Invasive
Silver Carp
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
    Invasive
Zebra Mussel
Dreissena polymorpha
    Invasive
Quagga Mussel
Dreissena bugensis
    Invasive
Smallmouth Bass
Micropterus dolomieu
    Invasive
Largemouth Bass
Micropterus salmoides
    Invasive
Yellow Perch
Perca flavescens
    Invasive
Pumpkinseed
Lepomis gibbosus
    Invasive
New Zealand Mud Snail
Potamopyrgus antipodarum
    Invasive
Eurasian Water Milfoil
Myriophyllum spicatum
    Invasive
Parrotfeather
Myriophyllum aquaticum
    Invasive
Common Cordgrass
Spartina anglica
    Invasive
Northern Snakehead
Channa argus
    Invasive
Swamp Eel
Monopterus albus
    Invasive
Wakame
Undaria pinnatifida
    Invasive
Siberian Prawn
Exopalaemon modestus
    Invasive
Acadian Redfish (Atlantic population)
Sebastes fasciatus
Fishes (marine/anadromous) New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward island, Quebec At-Risk
American Plaice (Maritime Population)
Hippoglossoides platessoides
Fishes (marine/anadromous) New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec At-Risk
American Plaice (Newfoundland and Labrador Population
Hippoglossoides platessoides
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna – Western Atlantic Population
Thunnus thynnus
Fishes (marine/anadromous) New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Atlantic Cod (Arctic Lakes population)
Gadus morhua
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Nunavut At-Risk
Atlantic Cod (Laurentian North population)
Gadus morhua
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec At-Risk
Atlantic Cod (Laurentian South population)
Gadus morhua
Fishes (marine/anadromous) New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward island, Quebec At-Risk
Atlantic Cod (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Gadus morhua
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Atlantic Cod (Southern Population)
Gadus morhua
Fishes (marine/anadromous) New Brunswick, Nova Scotia At-Risk
Atlantic Mud-Piddock
Barnea truncata
Molluscs Maritimes At-Risk
Atlantic Salmon (Anticosti Island population)
Salmo salar
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Quebec At-Risk
Atlantic Salmon (Eastern Cape Breton Designatable Unit)
Salmo salar
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Atlantic Ocean – Cape Breton, Nova Scotia At-Risk
Atlantic Salmon (Gaspé-Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population - DU12)
Salmo salar
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Maritimes, Quebec At-Risk
Atlantic Salmon (Inner Bay of Fundy)
Salmo salar
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Maritimes At-Risk
Atlantic Salmon (Inner St. Lawrence population)
Salmo salar
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Quebec At-Risk
Atlantic Salmon (Outer Bay of Fundy Designatable Unit)
Salmo salar
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Atlantic Ocean – New Brunswick At-Risk
Atlantic Salmon (South Newfoundland population)
Salmo salar
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Newfoundland At-Risk
Atlantic Salmon (Southern Uplands Designatable Unit)
Salmo salar
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Atlantic Ocean – Nova Scotia At-Risk
Atlantic Salmon (Quebec Eastern North Shore population)
Salmo salar
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Quebec At-Risk
Atlantic Salmon (Quebec Western North Shore population – DU8)
Salmo salar
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Quebec At-Risk
Atlantic Sturgeon (Maritimes population)
Acipenser oxyrinchus
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Atlantic Canada At-Risk
Atlantic Sturgeon (St. Lawrence populations)
Acipenser oxyrinchus
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Atlantic Walrus (Northwest Atlantic)
Odobenus rosmarus
Marine Mammal Gulf, Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec At-Risk
Banded Killifish (Newfoundland)
Fundulus diaphanus
Fishes (Freshwater) Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Beluga Whale (Cumberland Sound)
Delphinapterus leucas
Marine Mammal Nunavut At-Risk
Beluga Whale (Eastern High Arctic - Baffin Bay population)
Delphinapterus leucas
Marine Mammal Nunavut At-Risk
Beluga Whale (Eastern Hudson Bay)
Delphinapterus leucas
Marine Mammal Nunavut, Quebec At-Risk
Beluga Whale (St. Lawrence Estuary population)
Delphinapterus leucas
Marine Mammal Quebec At-Risk
Beluga Whale (Ungava Bay)
Delphinapterus leucas
Marine Mammal Quebec At-Risk
Beluga Whale (Western Hudson Bay population)
Delphinapterus leucas
Marine Mammal Nunavut, Manitoba, Ontario At-Risk
Bigmouth Buffalo (Saskatchewan - Nelson River population)
Ictiobus cyprinellus
Fishes (Freshwater) Saskatchewan, Manitoba At-Risk
Blue Whale (Atlantic population)
Balaenoptera musculus
Marine Mammal Gulf, Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec At-Risk
Blue Whale (Pacific)
Balaenoptera musculus
Marine Mammal Pacific At-Risk
Brook Floater
Alasmidonta varicosa
Molluscs Maritimes At-Risk
Bull Trout (Southcoast British Columbia populations)
Salvelinus confluentus
Fishes (Freshwater) British Columbia At-Risk
Bull Trout (Saskatchewan-Nelson Rivers populations)
Salvelinus confluentus
Fishes (Freshwater) Alberta At-Risk
Bull Trout (Western Arctic populations)
Salvelinus confluentus
Fishes (Freshwater) Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon At-Risk
Chinook Salmon (Okanagan population)
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Pacific At-Risk
Coastrange Sculpin (Cultus population)
Cottus aleuticus Cultus Population
Fishes (Freshwater) Pacific At-Risk
Cutlip Minnow
Exoglossum maxillingua
Fishes (Freshwater) Quebec, Ontario At-Risk
Deepwater Redfish (Gulf of St. Lawrence and Laurentian Channel population)
Sebastes mentella
Fishes (marine/anadromous) New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward island, Quebec At-Risk
Deepwater Redfish (Northern population)
Sebastes mentella
Fishes (marine/anadromous) Nunavut, Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Enos Lake Stickleback Species Pair (Benthic and Limnetic Forms)
Gasterosteus spp.
Fishes (Freshwater) British Columbia At-Risk
Fawnsfoot
Truncilla donaciformis
Molluscs Ontario At-Risk
Giant Threespine Stickleback
Gasterosteus aculeatus
Fishes (freshwater) British Columbia At-Risk
Grey Whale (Atlantic population)
Eschirichtius robustus
Marine Mammal Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador At-Risk
Grey Whale (Eastern North Pacific population)
Eschirichtius robustus
Marine Mammal Pacific At-Risk
Pinnipeds
Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses
Marine Mammal    
Cetaceans
Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
Marine Mammal    
Abyssal Skate
Rajella bathyphila
     
Alaska Skate
Bathyraja parmifera
     
Aleutian Skate
Bathyraja aleutica
     
Arctic Skate
Amblyraja hyperborea
     
Atlantic Manta
Manta birostris
     
Atlantic Torpedo
Torpedo nobiliana
     
Barndoor Skate
Dipturus laevis
     
Big Skate
Raja binoculata
     
Broad Skate
Amblyraja badia
     
California Skate
Raja inornata
     
Chocolate or Bigelow's Skate
Rajella bigelowi
     
Deepwater Skate
Bathyraja richardsoni
     
Deep Sea Skate
Bathyraja abyssicola
     
Little Skate
Leucoraja erinacea
     
Longnose Skate
Raja rhina
     
Roughtail Skate
Bathyraja trachura
     
Round Skate
Rajella fyllae
     
Sandpaper Skate
Bathyraja interrupta
     
Shorttail, or Jensen's, Skate
Amblyraja jenseni
     
Smooth Skate
Malacoraja senta
     
Soft Skate
Malacoraja spinacidermis
     
Spinytail Skate
Bathyraja spinicauda
     
Starry Skate
Raja stellulata
     
Whitebrow Skate
Bathyraja minispinosa
     
Winter Skate
Leucoraja ocellata
     
Pelagic Stingray
Dasyatis violacea
     
Roughtail Stingray
Dasyatis centroura
     
White Skate
Dipturus linteus
     
Hooded seal
Marine Mammals    
Ringed seal
Marine Mammals    
Harbour seal
Marine Mammals    
Bearded seal
Marine Mammals    
Northern Anchovy
Engraulis mordax
     
Common thresher shark (Pacific population)
Alopias vulpinus
Pelagic Pacific  
Tope (soupfin shark) (Pacific population)
Galeorhinus galeus
Pelagic Pacific  
Pacific sleeper shark
Somniosus pacificus
  Pacific  
Sixgill shark (Pacific Population)
Hexanchus griseus
  Pacific  
Shortfin mako shark (Pacific Population)
Isurus oxyrinchus
Pelagic Pacific  
Sevengill shark
Notorynchus cepedianus
  Pacific  
Salmon shark
Lamna ditropis
Pelagic Pacific  
Greeneye shark
Etmopterus villosus
  Pacific  
Great white shark (Pacific Population)
Carcharodon carcharias
Pelagic Pacific  
Spiny dogfish (Pacific Population)
Squalus suckleyi
Pelagic Pacific  
Brown cat shark
Apristurus brunneus
Pelagic Pacific  
Blue shark
Prionace glauca
Pelagics Pacific  
Bigeye thresher
Alopias superciliosus
Pelagics Pacific  
Basking shark (Pacific Population)
Cetorhinus maximus
  Pacific  
Great white shark (Atlantic Population)
Carcharodon carcharias
  Atlantic  
Thresher shark (Atlantic population)
Alopias vulpinus
  Atlantic  
Spiny dogfish (Atlantic population)
Squalus acanthias
  Atlantic  
Smooth dogfish
Mustelus canis
  Atlantic  
Shortfin mako shark (Atlantic population)
Isurus oxyrinchus
  Atlantic  
Sand tiger shark
Odontaspis taurus or Eugomphodus taurus or Carcharias taurus
  Atlantic  
Rough sagre
Etmopterus princeps
  Atlantic  
Portuguese shark
Centroscymnus coelolepis
  Atlantic  
Oceanic whitetip shark
Carcharhinus longimanus
  Atlantic  
Dusky shark
Carcharhinus obscurus
  Atlantic  
Deepsea cat shark
Apristurus profundorum
  Atlantic  
Black dogfish
Centroscyllium fabricii
  Atlantic  
Basking shark (Atlantic population)
Cetorhinus maximus
  Atlantic  
Atlantic sharpnose shark
Rhizoprionodon terraenovae
  Atlantic  
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