NANFA-- Great Lakes endemics

Christopher Scharpf (
Wed, 11 Oct 2000 19:38:59 -0400

>Sorry; I meant to ask about how many and what endemic fish species there were
>for the Great Lakes faunal province, not just the Great Lakes.

Including the St. Lawrenece River basin, the endemics would be:

Moxostoma hubbsi -- copper redhorse sucker (St. Lawrenece River only)

Stizistedion vitreum glaucum -- blue pike

C. hoyi -- bloater
C. johannae -- deepwater cisco (extinct)
C. kiyi -- kiyi
C. nigripinnis -- blackfin cisco (extirpated in US)
C. reighardi -- shortnose cisco (extinct)
C. zenthicus -- shortjaw cisco

Great Lakes is coregonine country!

Chris Scharpf

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