Re: NANFA-- Farthest & Highest

Christopher Scharpf (
Thu, 11 Mar 2004 05:27:39 -0400

> I think we have a tie for northern most with the Arctic Char and the
> Ninespinned Stickleback, Pungitius pungitus. Both occupy similar ranges.

Similar ranges, yes. But the char has the edge. See p. 49 of the Peterson
Field Guide and p. 309 of the Behnke trout & salmon book. According to
Behnke, the Arctic char is the most northern occurring freshwater fish not
just in NA, but the world -- Lake Hazen on the northern part of Ellesmere
Island, at 82 deg N lat.

Chris Scharpf
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