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Species List

The following species of fish were observed in the Rideau River during the Rideau River Biodiversity Project. The section of the River in which each species was found is indicated.

Scientific Name Common Name Trophic Level SF to BR* BR to LI* LI to HB* HB to RF*
Esox lucius northern pike carnivore
Esox masquinongy muskellunge carnivore
Umbra limi central mudminnow insectivore
Cyprinus carpio ** common carp insectivore
Hybognathus hankinsoni brassy minnow omnivore
Luxilus cornutus common shiner insectivore
Notemigonus crysoleucas golden shiner omnivore
Notropis atherinoides emerald shiner insectivore
Notropis heterodon blackchin shiner insectivore
Notropis heterolepis blacknose shiner insectivore
Notropis hudsonius spottail shiner insectivore
Notropis volucellus mimic shiner insectivore
Pimephales notatus bluntnose minnow omnivore
Semotilus corporalis fallfish insectivore
Catostomus commersoni white sucker insectivore
Moxostoma anisurum silver redhorse insectivore
Moxostoma valenciennesi greater redhorse insectivore
Ameiurus nebulosus brown bullhead omnivore
Noturus gyrinus tadpole madtom insectivore
Fundulus diaphanus banded killifish insectivore
Labidesthes sicculus brook silverside insectivore
Ambloplites rupestris rock bass carnivore
Lepomis gibbosus pumpkinseed insectivore
Lepomis macrochirus bluegill insectivore
Micropterus dolomieu smallmouth bass carnivore
Micropterus salmoides largemouth bass carnivore
Pomoxis nigromaculatus black crappie insectivore / carnivore
Etheostoma olmstedi tessellated darter insectivore
Perca
flavescens
yellow perch insectivore / carnivore
Percina caprodes logperch insectivore
Sander vitreus walleye carnivore
Aplodinotus grunniens freshwater drum insectivore
Cottus bairdi mottled sculpin insectivore
Astronotus ocellatus ** oscar omnivore
  pacu or piranha ** omnivore

 

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*SF to BR: from Smiths Falls to Burritts Rapids

*BR to LI: from Burritts Rapids to Long Island

*LI to HB: from Long Island to Hogs Back

*HB to RF: from Hogs Back to the Rideau Falls

(View a map of the River).

**Exotic Species.

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