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Ministry of Environment

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Sturgeon

White Sturgeon

Acipenser transmontanus

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Salmon

Pink

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

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Chum

Oncorhynchus keta

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Coho

Oncorhynchus kisutch

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Chinook

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

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Sockeye - anadromous

Oncorhynchus nerka

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- Kokanee

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Trout

Cutthroat -coastal

Oncorhynchus clarki clarki

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- Westslope

Oncorhynchus clarki lewisi

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Rainbow - nonanadromous

Oncorhynchus mykiss

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- Steelhead

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Dolly Varden

Salvelinus malma

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Bull Trout

Salvelinus confluentus

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Lake Trout

Salvelinus namaycush

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Whitefish

Inconnu

Stenodus leucichthys

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Lake Whitefish

Coregonus clupeaformis

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Mountain Whitefish

Prosopium williamsoni

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Graylings

Arctic Grayling

Thymallus arcticus

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Mooneyes

Goldeye

Hiodon alosoides

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Pikes

Northern Pike

Esox lucius

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Codfish

Burbot

Lota lota

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Perches

Yellow Perch

Perca flavescens

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Walleye

Stizostedion vitreum

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Nongame Fish:

                   
                     

Lampreys

Brook Lamprey

Lampetra richardsoni

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- Morrison Creek

" " var. marifuga

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Lake Lamprey

Lampetra macrostoma

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Pacific Lamprey

Lampetra tridentata

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River Lamprey

Lampetra ayresi

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Sturgeon

Green Sturgeon

Acipenser medirostris

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Whitefish

Cisco

Coregonus artedi

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Least Cisco

Coregonus sardinella

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Arctic Cisco

Coregonus autumnalis

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Broad Whitefish

Coregonus nasus

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Pygmy Whitefish

Prosopium coulteri

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Round Whitefish

Prosopium cylindraceum

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Smelts

Rainbow Smelt

Osmerus mordax

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Surf Smelt

Hypomesus pretiosus

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Longfin Smelt - anadromous

Spirinchus thaleichthys

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Spirinchus spp.

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Eulachon

Thaleichthys pacificus

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Minnows

Chiselmouth

Acrocheilus alutaceus

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Northern Squawfish (Pikeminnow)

Ptychocheilus oregonensis

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Lake Chub

Couesius plumbeus

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Peamouth Chub

Mylocheilus caurinus

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Flathead Chub

Platygobio gracilis

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Northern Redbelly Dace

Phoxinus eos

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Finescale Dace

Phoxinus neogaeus

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Longnose Dace

Rhinichthys cataractae

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Nooksack Dace

Rhinichthys sp.

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Leopard Dace

Rhinichthys falcatus

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Speckled Dace

Rhinichthys osculus

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Umatilla Dace

Rhinichthys umatilla

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Pearl Dace

Margariscus margarita

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Brassy Minnow

Hybognathus hankinsoni

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Spottail Shiner

Notropis hudsonius

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Emerald Shiner

Notropis atherinoides

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Redside Shiner

Richardsonius balteatus

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Suckers

Longnose Sucker

Catostomus catostomus

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Salish Sucker

Catostomus sp.

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Bridgelip Sucker

Catostomus columbianus

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White Sucker

Catostomus commersoni

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Largescale Sucker

Catostomus macrocheilus

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Mountain Sucker

Catostomus platyrhynchus

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Sticklebacks

Threespine Stickleback

Gasterosteus aculeatus

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Threespine Stickleback pairs:

Gasterosteus spp.

               
 

Enos Lake

 

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Paxton Lake

 

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Vananda Watershed

 

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Giant Black Sticklebacks

Gasterosteus sp.

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Brook Stickleback

Culaea inconstans

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Ninespine Stickleback

Pungitius pungitius

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Troutperches

Troutperch

Percopsis omiscomaycus

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Sculpins

Coastrange Sculpin

Cottus aleuticus

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Cultus Pygmy Sculpin

Cottus sp.

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Prickly Sculpin

Cottus asper

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Mottled Sculpin

Cottus bairdi

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Slimy Sculpin

Cottus cognatus

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Shorthead Sculpin

Cottus confusus

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Torrent Sculpin

Cottus rhotheus

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Spoonhead

Cottus ricei

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Checkmark - Indicates the fish occurs naturally in this region and is a native species.

Bracketed checkmark - Indicates the species has been captured in this region but may not be resident.

- - Indicates the species does not occur in this region.

e - Indicates the species did occur naturally in this region but no longer occurs there (it has been extirpated).

s - Indicates the fish in this region originate from provincially approved stocking programs and are not native to the area.

i - Indicates the fish in this region are present due to unauthorized releases or have invaded from stockings in the United States.

? - Indicates uncertainty about whether the species occurs in this region.

Game fish are defined in Schedule III of the B.C. Sport Fishing Regulations.

Total number of native taxa shown is 81.

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