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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Carmine Shiner and Rosyface Shiner in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment Summary


Assessment Summary – November 2001

Common name : Carmine shiner

Scientific name :Notropis percobromus

Status : Threatened

Reason for designation : This species has a disjunct Canadian distribution.  The Manitoba population is discrete from those in Ontario and Quebec as well as from those in neighbouring U.S. states.  This small population has a restricted range and is impacted by water temperature and quality.

Occurrence : Manitoba

Status history : Designated Special Concern in April 1994.  Status re-examined and uplisted to Threatened in November 2001.  Last assessment based on an existing status report.


Assessment Summary – April 1994

Common name : Rosyface shiner

Scientific name :Notropis rubellus

Status : Not at Risk

Reason for designation : There is no evidence of decline in Ontario and Quebec where the populations are secure.

Occurrence : Ontario and Quebec

Status history : Designated Not at Risk in April 1994.