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Exotic Species

 

Species List

The following exotic species 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 SF to BR* BR to LI* LI to HB* HB to RF*
Myriophyllum spicatum Eurasian water milfoil check check check check
Lythrum salicaria purple loosestrife check check check check
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae European frogbit check check check check
Butomus umbellatus flowering rush check check check check
Potamogeton crispus curly pondweed check check check check
Azolla caroliniana eastern mosquito fern     check check
Bithinia tentaculata mud bithynia check check check check
Cipangopaludina chinensis Chinese mysterysnail     check check
Viviparus georgianus banded mysterysnail     check check
Dreissena polymorpha zebra mussel check check check check
Sphaerium corneum European fingernailclam check check check check
Orconectes rusticus rusty crayfish   check check check
Cyprinus carpio common carp check check check check
Astronotus ocellatus oscar       check
  pacu or piranha       check
Trachemys scripta elegans red-eared slider check check check check
Cygnus olor Mute Swan       check


*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

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