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
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:
Wildlife Monitoring Supervisor
Tel: 613-938-3611 ext: 234
Manager of Environmental Services
Tel: 613-938-3611 ext: 22
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