Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Channel Darter (Percina copelandi) in Canada

The Channel Darter is a small, benthic fish with a widespread but extremely disjunct distribution ranging west of the Appalachian Mountains from Louisiana north through 15 American states, and into Ontario and Quebec. In Ontario, the Channel Darter can be found along the shores of Lake Erie, and in the drainages of Lake St. Clair, the Ottawa River, and the Bay of Quinte. In Quebec, the species is found in the St. Lawrence River and also in tributaries of four hydrographic regions: Ottawa and Montreal, the southwest St. Lawrence, southeast St. Lawrence and the northwest St. Lawrence.

Consultation period: 2013-07-12 to 2013-09-10


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SARA Directorate
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
200 Kent St.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0E6
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