Aquatic Species at Risk under the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Jurisdiction

Last updated July 31, 2015

Aquatic Species at Risk under DFO Jurisdiction
SpeciesScientific NameDesignatable UnitSARA StatusSpecies Profile
Atlantic SalmonSalmo salarInner Bay of Fundy populationEndangeredProfile of Atlantic Salmon, Inner Bay of Fundy population
Atlantic WalrusOdobenus rosmarus rosmarusNorthwest Atlantic populationExtirpatedProfile of Atlantic Walrus, Northwest Atlantic population
Atlantic WhitefishCoregonus huntsmaniEndangeredProfile of Atlantic Whitefish
Atlantic WolffishAnarhichas lupusSpecial ConcernProfile of Atlantic Wolffish
Aurora TroutSalvelinus fontinalis timagamiensisEndangeredProfile of Aurora Trout
Banded KillifishFundulus diaohanusNewfoundland populationsSpecial ConcernProfile of Banded Killifish, Newfoundland populations
Basking SharkCetorhinus maximusPacific populationEndangeredProfile of Basking Shark, Pacific population
Beluga WhaleDelphinapterus LeucasSt. Lawrence Estuary populationThreatenedProfile of Beluga Whale, St. Lawrence Estuary population
Bigmouth BuffaloIctiobus cyprinellusSaskatchewan - Nelson River populationsSpecial ConcernProfile of Bigmouth Buffalo, Saskatchewan – Nelson River populations
Blackstripe TopminnowFundulus notatusSpecial ConcernProfile of Black Stripe Topminnow
Blue WhaleBalaenoptera musculusPacific populationEndangeredProfile of Blue Whale, Pacific population
Blue WhaleBalaenoptera musculusAtlantic populationEndangeredProfile of Blue Whale, Atlantic population
Bluntnose Sixgill SharkHexanchus griseusSpecial ConcernProfile of Bluntnose Sixgill Shark
Bowhead WhaleBalaena mysticetusBering-Chukchi-Beaufort populationSpecial ConcernProfile of Bowhead Whale, Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort population
Bridle ShinerNotropis bifrenatusSpecial ConcernProfile of Bridle Shiner
Brook FloaterAlasmidonta varicosaSpecial ConcernProfile of Brook Floater
Carmine ShinerNotropis percobromusThreatenedProfile of Carmine Shiner
Channel DarterPercina copelandiThreatenedProfile of Channel Darter
Coastrange SculpinCottus aleuticusCultus populationThreatenedProfile of Coastrange Sculpin, Cultus population
Columbia SculpinCottus hubbsiSpecial ConcernProfile of Columbia Sculpin
Copper RedhorseMoxostoma hubbsiEndangeredProfile of Copper Redhorse
Deepwater SculpinMyoxocephalus thompsoniiGreat Lakes - Western St. Lawrence populationSpecial ConcernProfile of Deepwater Sculpin, Great Lakes - Western St. Lawrence population
Dwarf WedgemusselAlasmidonta heterodonExtirpatedProfile of Dwarf Wedgemussel
Eastern PondmusselLigumia nasutaEndangeredProfile of Eastern Pondmussel
Eastern Sand DarterAmmocrypta pellucidaOntario populationsThreatenedProfile  of Eastern Sand Dater, Ontario populations
Eastern Sand DarterAmmocrypta pellucidaQuebec populationsThreatenedProfile  of Eastern Sand Dater, Quebec populations
Enos Lake Benthic Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusEndangeredProfile of Enos Lake Benthic Threespine Stickleback
Enos Lake Limnetic Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusEndangeredProfile of Enos Lake Limnetic Threespine Stickleback
Fin WhaleBalaenoptera physalusPacific populationThreatenedProfile of Fin Whale, Pacific population
Fin WhaleBalaenoptera physalusAtlantic populationSpecial ConcernProfile of Fin Whale, Atlantic population
Grass PickerelEsox americanus vermiculatusSpecial ConcernProfile of Grass Pickerel
Gravel ChubErimystax x-punctatusExtirpatedProfile of Gravel Chub
Green SturgeonAcipenser medirostrisSpecial ConcernProfile of Green Sturgeon
Grey WhaleEschrichtius robustusEastern North Pacific populationSpecial ConcernProfile of Grey Whale, Eastern North Pacific population
Grey WhaleEschrichtius robustusAtlantic populationExtirpatedProfile of Grey Whale, Atlantic population
Harbour PorpoisePhocoena phocoenaPacific Ocean populationSpecial ConcernProfile of Harbour Porpoise, Pacific Ocean population
Hotwater PhysaPhysella wrightiEndangeredProfile of Hotwater Physa
Humpback WhaleMegaptera novaeangliaeNorth Pacific populationThreatenedProfile of Humpback Whale, North Pacific population
KidneyshellPtychobranchus fasciolarisEndangeredProfile of Kidneyshell
Killer WhaleOrcinus orcaNortheast Pacific Transient populationThreatenedProfile of Killer Whale, Northeast Pacific Transient population
Killer WhaleOrcinus orcaNortheast Pacific Southern Resident populationEndangeredProfile of Killer Whale, Northeast Pacific Southern Resident population
Killer WhaleOrcinus orcaNortheast Pacific Northern Resident populationThreatenedProfile of Killer Whale, Northeast Pacific Northern Resident population
Killer WhaleOrcinus orcaNortheast Pacific Offshore populationThreatenedProfile of Killer Whale, Northeast Pacific Offshore population
Lake ChubsuckerErimyzon sucettaEndangeredProfile of Lake Chubsucker
Leatherback Sea TurtleDermochelys coriaceaEndangeredProfile of Leatherback Sea Turtle
Longspine ThornyheadSebastolobus altivelisSpecial ConcernProfile of Longspine Thornyhead
MapleleafQuadrula quadrulaSaskatchewan - Nelson populationEndangeredProfile of Mapleleaf, Saskatchewan - Nelson population
MapleleafQuadrula quadrulaGreat Lakes - Western St. Lawrence populationThreatenedProfile of Mapleleaf, Great Lakes - Western St. Lawrence population
Misty Lake Lentic Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusEndangeredProfile of Misty Lake Lentic Threespine Stickleback
Misty Lake Lotic Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusEndangeredProfile of Misty Lake Lotic Threespine Stickleback
Nooksack DaceRhinichthys cataractae sspEndangeredProfile of Nooksack Dace
North Atlantic Right WhaleEubalaena glacialisEndangeredProfile of North Atlantic Right Whale
North Pacific Right WhaleEubalaena japonicaEndangeredProfile of North Pacific Right Whale
Northern AbaloneHaliotis kamtschatkanaEndangeredProfile of Northern Abalone
Northern Bottlenose WhaleHyperoodon ampullatusScotian Shelf populationEndangeredProfile of Northern Bottlenose Whale, Scotian Shelf population
Northern Brook LampreyIchthyomyzon fossorGreat Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populationsSpecial ConcernProfile of Northern Brook Lamprey, Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations
Northern MadtomNoturus stigmosusEndangeredProfile of Northern Abalone
Northern RiffleshellEpioblasma torulosa rangianaEndangeredProfile of Northern Riffleshell
Northern WolffishAnarhichas denticulatusThreatenedProfile of Northern Wolffish
Olympia OysterOstrea luridaSpecial ConcernProfile of Olympia Oyster
PaddlefishPolyodon spathulaExtirpatedProfile of Paddlefish
Paxton Lake Benthic Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusEndangeredProfile of Paxton Lake Benthic Threespine Stickleback
Paxton Lake Limnetic Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusEndangeredProfile of Paxton Lake Limnetic Threespine Stickleback
Pugnose MinnowOpsopoeodus emiliaeSpecial ConcernProfile of Pugnose Minnow
Pugnose ShinerNotropis anogenusEndangeredProfile of Pugnose Shiner
RainbowVillosa irisEndangeredProfile of Rainbow
Rainbow SmeltOsmerus mordaxLake Utopia small-bodied populationThreatenedProfile of Rainbow Smelt, Lake Utopia small-bodied population
Rayed BeanVillosa fabalisEndangeredProfile of Rayed Bean
River RedhorseMoxostoma carinatumSpecial ConcernProfile of River Redhorse
Rocky Mountain Ridged MusselGonidea angulataSpecial ConcernProfile of Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel
Rocky Mountain SculpinCottus sp.Eastslope populationsThreatenedProfile of Rocky Mountain Sculpin, Eastslope poulations
Rougheye Rockfish type ISebastes sp. type ISpecial ConcernProfile of Rougheye Rockfish type I
Rougheye Rockfish type IISebastes sp. type IISpecial ConcernProfile of Rougheye Rockfish type II
Round HickorynutObovaria subrotundaEndangeredProfile of Round Hickorynut
Round PigtoePleurobema sintoxiaEndangeredProfile of Round Pigtoe
Salamander MusselSimpsonaias ambiguaEndangeredProfile of Salamander Mussel
Salish SuckerCatostomus sp. cf. catostomusEndangeredProfile of Salish Sucker
Sea OtterEnhydra lutrisSpecial ConcernProfile of Sea Otter
Sei WhaleBalaenoptera borealisPacific populationEndangeredProfile of Sei Whale, Pacific population
Shorthead SculpinCottus confususSpecial ConcernProfile of Shorthead Sculpin
Shortnose CiscoCoregonus reighardiEndangeredProfile of Shortnose Cisco
Shortnose SturgeonAcipenser brevirostrumSpecial ConcernProfile of Shortnose Sturgeon
Silver ChubMacrhybopsis storerianaSpecial ConcernProfile of Silver Chub
SnuffboxEpioblasma triquetraEndangeredProfile of Snuffbox
Sowerby`s Beaked WhaleMesoplodon bidensSpecial ConcernProfile of Sowerby`s Beaked Whale
Speckled DaceRhinichthys osculusEndangeredProfile of Speckled Dace
Spotted GarLepisosteus oculatusThreatenedProfile of Spotted Gar
Spotted SuckerMinytrema melanopsSpecial ConcernProfile of Spotted Sucker
Spotted WolffishAnarhichas minorThreatenedProfile of Spotted Wolffish
Spring CiscoCoregonus spEndangeredProfile of Spring cisco
Steller Sea LionEumetopias jubatusSpecial ConcernProfile of Stellar Sea Lion
Striped BassMorone saxatilisSt. Lawrence River populationExtirpatedProfile of Striped Bass, St. Lawrence River population
TopeGaleorhinus galeusSpecial ConcernProfile of Tope
Upper Great Lakes KiyiCoregonus kiyi kiyiSpecial ConcernProfile of Upper Great Lakes Kiyi
Vananda Creek Benthic Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusEndangeredProfile of Vananda Creek Benthic Threespine Stickleback
Vananda Creek Limnetic Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusEndangeredProfile of Vananda Creek Limnetic Threespine Stickleback
Vancouver LampreyLampetra macrostomaThreatenedProfile of Vancouver Lamprey
WarmouthLepomis gulosusSpecial ConcernProfile of Warmouth
Wavy-rayed LampmusselLampsilis fasciolaSpecial ConcernProfile of Wavy-rayed Lampmussel
Western Brook LampreyLampetra richardsoniMorrison Creek populationEndangeredProfile of Western Brook Lamprey, Morrison Creek population
Western Silvery MinnowHybognathus argyritisThreatenedProfile of Western Silvery Minnow
Westslope Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii lewisiAlberta populationThreatenedProfile of Westslope Cutthroat Trout, Alberta population
Westslope Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii lewisiBritish Columbia populationSpecial ConcernProfile of Westslope Cutthroat Trout, British Columbia population
White SharkCarcharodon carchariasAtlantic populationEndangeredProfile of White Shark, Atlantic population
White SturgeonAcipenser transmontanusNechako River populationEndangeredProfile of White Sturgeon, Nechako River population
White SturgeonAcipenser transmontanusUpper Columbia River populationEndangeredProfile of White Sturgeon, Upper Columbia River population
White SturgeonAcipenser transmontanusUpper Kootenay River populationEndangeredProfile of White Sturgeon, Upper Kootenay River population
White SturgeonAcipenser transmontanusUpper Fraser River populationEndangeredProfile of White Sturgeon, Upper Fraser River population
Yellow LampmusselLampsilis cariosaSpecial ConcernProfile of Yellow Lampmussel
Yelloweye RockfishSebastes ruberrimusPacific Ocean Inside Waters populationSpecial ConcernProfile of Yelloweye Rockfish, Pacific Ocean Inside Waters population
Yelloweye RockfishSebastes ruberrimusPacific Ocean Outside Waters populationSpecial ConcernProfile of Yelloweye Rockfish, Pacific Ocean Outside Waters population

 


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