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Bridle Shiner and Cutlip Minnow Recovery

Status of bridle shiner (Notropis bifrenatus) and cutlip minnow (Exoglossum maxillingua) in the Cornwall Area of Concern

Common Name: bridle shiner
Scientific Name: Notropis bifrenatus
Ontario Risk Status: Special Concern

Common Name: cutlip minnow
Scientific Name: Exoglossum maxillingua
Ontario Risk Status: Threatended

Project Goal/Objectives:

This project consists of locating, characterizing, and sampling sites within the Raisin Region Conservation Authorities (RRCA) sub-watersheds where these species have been historically found.  This data will allow the RRCA to identify areas of interest where the RRCA, landowners, and the recovery teams can work together to identify potential habitat improvements and recovery actions.

The field portion of this project starts by locating historic sites where these species have been found and gaining the permission from the landowner to access the site.  Once granted access the field team will complete the habitat survey and fish community sampling.  The fish that are captured will be identified to species and measured before being released back into the same location where they were caught.  The data gathered will be analyzed for each site and recommendation will be made as to what stewardship action may be undertaken to enhance the area for these species.

If you have and questions pertaining to this porject please contact:

Brendan Jacobs
Wildlife Monitoring Supervisor
e-mail: brendan.jacobs@rrca.on.ca
Tel: 613-938-3611 ext: 234

Chris Critoph
Manager of Environmental Services
e-mail: chris.critoph@rrca.on.ca
Tel: 613-938-3611 ext: 22

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