Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Misty Lake Sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in Canada

Descended from the marine Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), parapatric (meaning species living adjacent to each other) lake-stream stickleback species are of considerable scientific interest and value due to their recent and unique evolutionary history. Although they live in contiguous geographic ranges, they interbreed relatively little in the overlapping habitat, and are genetically, ecologically and morphologically distinct. Parapatric lake-stream sticklebacks are relatively rare and, while other lake-stream pairs have been documented, each are independently derived.

Consultation period: 2016-09-09 to 2016-11-08


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