NANFA-- c-c-c-cold ch-ch-ch-char

Christopher Scharpf (
Thu, 11 Mar 2004 22:01:58 -0400

> My copy of Peterson shows the maps of the char and sticleback to be the
> same. But the text does say that the char is the northernmost. Map error??

Yeah, maybe. The range maps in *Freshwater Fishes of Canada* do not show
Pungitius occurring on Ellesmere Island.

> I wonder just how much of the freshwater on Ellesmere stays unfrozen during
> the winter? Could these fish migrate since they can be found in salt water?

Yes, Arctic char are anadromous. They usually don't range far inland except
in larger rivers.

Chris Scharpf
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