Species Profile

Channel Darter Lake Ontario populations

Scientific Name: Percina copelandi
Taxonomy Group: Fishes
Range: Ontario
Last COSEWIC Assessment: November 2016
Last COSEWIC Designation: Endangered
SARA Status: No schedule, No Status

Individuals of this species may be protected under Schedule 1 under another name; for more information see Schedule 1, the A-Z Species List, or if applicable, the Related Species table below.

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Channel Darter Non-active Threatened

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Federal Protection

Provincial and Territorial Protection

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PLEASE NOTE: Not all COSEWIC reports are currently available on the SARA Public Registry. Most of the reports not yet available are status reports for species assessed by COSEWIC prior to May 2002. Other COSEWIC reports not yet available may include those species assessed as Extinct, Data Deficient or Not at Risk. In the meantime, they are available on request from the COSEWIC Secretariat.

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Consultation Documents

  • Channel Darter - Consultations on listing under the Species at Risk Act (2017)

    Information summary and surveys for the consultations on potentially reclassifying the listing of the Channel Darter from “Threatened” to “Special Concern”(St. Lawrence populations) and from “Threatened” to “Endangered” (Lake Erie and Lake Ontario populations) on the List of Wildlife Species at Risk – Please provide input by May 1, 2017.