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



Rosyface Shiners are not subject to any specific protection in Canada, but general protection is afforded, if required, in Manitoba through the provincial Endangered Species Act.  In Quebec, the species has been given little, or no attention, but could be given specific protection under provincial legislation (Endangered Species Act and law on faunic habitats) if required.

In the U.S., Rosyface Shiners are considered to be of "special concern" only in the states of Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota and South Dakota and are given protected status in Tennessee (Johnson 1987).  It has been extirpated from most Ohio waters since 1950 (Trautman 1981) and is in decline in Minnesota and Illinois in concert with habitat loss due to siltation (Eddy and Underhill 1974; Smith 1979).  However, forms of the species have developed in the Pecatonica and Sugar river basins of Wisconsin which are capable of withstanding considerable turbidity (Becker 1983).