Fishes of Canada: Annotated Checklist

This work available at attempts a definitive listing of the scientific, English and French names of fishes for Canada. New species and species new to this ichthyofauna are still being discovered and the taxonomy changes over time. The list has over 278 taxa not given in McAllister (1990) and over 247 taxa not given in Coad et al. (1995), the last complete listings of this ichthyofauna. The list published by the American Fisheries Society (AFS) for North America (Nelson et al., 2004) encompasses Mexico, the U.S.A. and Canada but naturally contains many species not found in Canadian waters, does not extend to depths below 200 metres in the sea, and has French names only for species found in Québec.

More information on this dataset can be found in the Freshwater Metadatabase - BFE_54 (

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Last Updated June 23, 2017, 14:48 (UTC)
Created June 23, 2017, 14:48 (UTC)
Access constraints no limitations
Contact email
Dataset language eng
Dataset reference date 2016-01-01
Dataset reference type publication
Guid BFE_54
Licence no conditions apply
Metadata date 2013-11-14
Metadata language eng
Resource type dataset
Responsible party Canadian Museum of Nature
Responsible party role Principal Investigator
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Topic category biota
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