Pugnose Shiner (Notropis anogenus) – Threatened

Prefers marshy areas with sandy bottoms and clear, still water with abundant aquatic vegetation.

Within Canada, these fish are only found in Southern Ontario – the OAC representing one of only a few remaining populations.

It is globally rare and declining as a result of loss of preferred habitat.

For additional information on the Pugnose Shiner visit:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/pugnose-shiner
https://species-registry.canada.ca/index-en.html#/species/108-280

Learn more with Kari Jean, Aquatic Biologist with Ausable Bayfield Conservation, and Bill Weber, local landowner and Mayor of Lambton Shores.

Lake Chubsucker (Erimyzon sucetta) – Threatened

Prefers sandy bottoms with clear still water and ample aquatic vegetation.

Within Canada, these fish occur only within Southwestern Ontario where it has only ever been found at seven locations.

Numbers have declined as a result of degradation of habitat.

For additional information on the Lake Chubsucker visit:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/lake-chubsucker
https://species-registry.canada.ca/index-en.html#/species/101-63

Grass Pickerel (Esox americanus vermiculatus) – Special Concern

Within Canada, these fish are only found in a limited number of locations in Ontario and Quebec.

Numbers have declined due to habitat degradation and loss.

Prefers shallow water with an abundance of vegetation.

For additional information on the Grass Pickerel visit:
https://www.ontario.ca/page/grass-pickerel
https://species-registry.canada.ca/index-en.html#/species/850-594

Downloads:

OAC Fact Sheet Fish (pdf)

Fish Species List (pdf)