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Canadian Species at Risk (November 2004)

Table 8. Species assessed by COSEWIC and found to be in the Not at Risk category (149 species), with range of occurrence (by province, territory or ocean) and date of last assessment. Note that species in the Not at Risk category will normally only be reassessed if new information suggests that the species is at risk (Extirpated, Endangered, Threatened or Special Concern), or Extinct.

Taxon/ Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameRange of OccurrenceAssessment Date
Mammals (43)
1    PBadger taxus subspecies, AmericanTaxidea taxus taxus AB SK MBMay 2000
      ↔Bear, American BlackUrsus americanus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS NLApr 1999
1    ↔Caribou, WoodlandRangifer tarandus caribouNewfoundland populationNLMay 2002
      ↔Cottontail pinetis subspecies, Nuttall'sSylvilagus nuttallii pinetis AB SKApr 1994
1  Dolphin, Atlantic White-sidedLagenorhynchus acutus Atlantic OceanApr 1991
1  Dolphin, BottlenoseTursiops truncatus Atlantic OceanApr 1993
1  Dolphin, CommonDelphinus delphis Pacific Ocean Atlantic OceanApr 1991
1  Dolphin, Northern Right WhaleLissodelphis borealis Pacific OceanApr 1990
1  Dolphin, Pacific White-sidedLagenorhynchus obliquidens Pacific OceanApr 1990
1  Dolphin, Risso'sGrampus griseus Pacific Ocean Atlantic OceanApr 1990
1  Dolphin, StripedStenella coeruleoalba Pacific Ocean Atlantic OceanApr 1993
1  Dolphin, White-beakedLagenorhynchus albirostris Atlantic OceanApr 1998
      √Gopher, Plains PocketGeomys bursarius MBApr 1998
1    ↔Lynx, CanadaLynx canadensis YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS NLMay 2001
1  Porpoise, Dall'sPhocoenoides dalli Pacific OceanApr 1989
1  Sea Lion, CaliforniaZalophus californianus BC Pacific OceanApr 1987
1  Seal Pacific subspecies, HarbourPhoca vitulina richardsi BC Pacific OceanApr 1999
1  Seal, BeardedErignathus barbatus YT NT NU NL Arctic Ocean Atlantic OceanApr 1994
1  Seal, GreyHalichoerus grypus QC NB PE NS NL Atlantic OceanApr 1999
1  Seal, HoodedCystophora cristata NU QC NL Atlantic OceanApr 1986
1  Seal, Northern ElephantMirounga angustirostris BC Pacific OceanApr 1986
1  Seal, Northern FurCallorhinus ursinus BC Pacific OceanApr 1996
1  Seal, RingedPhoca hispida YT NT NU NL Arctic Ocean Atlantic OceanApr 1989
1  Squirrel, Cascade Mantled GroundSpermophilus saturatus BCApr 1992
1  Squirrel, FoxSciurus niger MB ONApr 1979
1  Walrus, AtlanticOdobenus rosmarus rosmarusEastern Arctic populationArctic OceanApr 1987
      √Weasel, Prairie Long-tailedMustela frenata longicauda AB SK MBApr 1993
1  Whale, Baird's BeakedBerardius bairdii Pacific OceanApr 1992
1    ↔Whale, BelugaDelphinapterus leucasEastern Beaufort Sea populationNT Arctic OceanMay 2004
1  Whale, Blainville's BeakedMesoplodon densirostris Atlantic OceanApr 1989
1  Whale, Cuvier's BeakedZiphius cavirostris Pacific Ocean Atlantic OceanApr 1990
1  Whale, False KillerPseudorca crassidens Pacific OceanApr 1990
1  Whale, Hubbs' BeakedMesoplodon carlhubbsi Pacific OceanApr 1989
1    √Whale, HumpbackMegaptera novaeangliaeWestern North Atlantic populationAtlantic OceanMay 2003
1  Whale, Long-finned PilotGlobicephala melas Atlantic OceanApr 1994
1  Whale, Northern BottlenoseHyperoodon ampullatusDavis Strait populationAtlantic OceanApr 1993
1  Whale, Pygmy SpermKogia breviceps Pacific Ocean Atlantic OceanApr 1994
1  Whale, Short-finned PilotGlobicephala macrorhynchus Pacific OceanApr 1993
1  Whale, SpermPhyseter macrocephalus Pacific Ocean Atlantic OceanApr 1996
1  Whale, Stejneger's BeakedMesoplodon stejneri Pacific OceanApr 1989
1  Whale, True's BeakedMesoplodon mirus Atlantic OceanApr 1989
1  Wolf, Northern GreyCanis lupus occidentalis YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NLApr 1999
1  Wolf, Southern GreyCanis lupus nubilus BCApr 1999
Birds (35)
      √Bluebird, EasternSialia sialis AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NSApr 1996
1    ↔Chat auricollis subspecies, Yellow-breastedIcteria virens auricollisPrairie populationAB SKNov 2000
1  Coot, AmericanFulica americana YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NSApr 1991
1  Cormorant, Double-crestedPhalocrocorax auritus YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApr 1978
1  Crane tabida subspecies, SandhillGrus canadensis tabida BC MB ONApr 1979
1  Eagle, BaldHaliaeetus leucocephalus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApr 1984
      ↔Eagle, GoldenAquila chrysaetos YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NLApr 1996
      ↔Falcon, PrairieFalco mexicanus BC AB SKApr 1996
1  Flycatcher, GreyEmpidonax wrightii BCApr 1992
1  Goshawk atricapillus subspecies, NorthernAccipiter gentilis atricapillus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApr 1995
1  Grebe, Red-neckedPodiceps grisegena YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NS NLApr 1982
      ↔GyrfalconFalco rusticolus YT NT NU BC AB SK ON QC PE NS NLApr 1987
1  Harrier, NorthernCircus cyaneus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApr 1993
      √Hawk, Cooper'sAccipiter cooperii BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NSApr 1996
1  Hawk, Red-tailedButeo jamaicensis YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApr 1995
1  Hawk, Rough-leggedButeo lagopus YT NT NU BC MB ON QC NLApr 1995
      ↔Hawk, Sharp-shinnedAccipiter striatus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApr 1997
1  Loon, CommonGavia immer YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApr 1997
1  Loon, Yellow-billedGavia adamsii YT NT NU BC AB MB QCApr 1997
1  MerlinFalco columbarius YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApr 1985
1  Owl, BorealAegolius funereus YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApr 1995
      √Owl, Great GreyStrix nebulosa YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QCApr 1996
1  Owl, Northern HawkSurnia ulula YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NLApr 1992
1  Owl, SnowyBubo scandiaca YT NT NU MB QC NLApr 1995
      √Pelican, American WhitePelecanus erythrorhynchos BC AB SK MB ONApr 1987
1  Screech-Owl, EasternMegascops asio SK MB ON QC NBApr 1986
      √Sparrow, Baird'sAmmodramus bairdii AB SK MBApr 1996
1  Sparrow, Nelson's Sharp-tailedAmmodramus nelsoni BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NSApr 1998
      √Swan, TrumpeterCygnus buccinator YT NT BC AB SK ONApr 1996
      ↔Tern, BlackChlidonias niger NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NSApr 1996
      √Tern, CaspianSterna caspia NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NLApr 1999
1  Tern, CommonSterna hirundo NT AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLApr 1998
      √Warbler, PrairieDendroica discolor ONApr 1999
1  Wren, CanyonCatherpes mexicanus BCApr 1992
1  Wren, SedgeCistothorus platensis AB SK MB ON QC NBApr 1993
Reptiles (4)
1  Brownsnake, DeKay'sStoreria dekayi ON QCMay 2002
1  Gartersnake, NorthwesternThamnophis ordinoides BCMay 2003
1  Lizard, Northern AlligatorElgaria coerulea BCMay 2002
1  Watersnake, NorthernNerodia sipedon sipedon ON QCMay 2002
Amphibians (14)
1  EnsatinaEnsatina eschscholtzii BCApr 1999
1  Frog, Columbia SpottedRana luteiventris YT BC ABMay 2000
1  Frog, Northern LeopardRana pipiensEastern populationON QC NB NS NLApr 1999
1  Frog, PickerelRana palustris ON QC NB NSApr 1999
1  Frog, Western ChorusPseudacris triseriata ON QCMay 2001
1  MudpuppyNecturus maculosus MB ON QCMay 2000



Hemidactylium scutatum ON QC NB NSApr 1999
1  Salamander, Northern DuskyDesmognathus fuscus ON QC NBApr 1999
1  Salamander, NorthwesternAmbystoma gracile BCApr 1999
1  Salamander, TigerAmbystoma tigrinumPrairie / Boreal populationAB SK MBNov 2001
1  Salamander, Western Red-backedPlethodon vehiculum BCNov 2001
1  Spadefoot, PlainsSpea bombifrons AB SK MBMay 2003
1  Toad, CanadianBufo hemiophrys NT AB SK MBMay 2003
1  Treefrog, Cope's GreyHyla chrysoscelis MBApr 1999
Fishes (35)
1  BloaterCoregonus hoyi ONApr 1988
1    RChiselmouthAcrocheilus alutaceus BCMay 2003
1  Chub, HornyheadNocomis biguttatus MB ONApr 1988
1  Chub, RiverNocomis micropogon ONApr 1988
1  Dace, LeopardRhinichthys falcatus BCApr 1990
1  Darter, LeastEtheostoma microperca ONApr 1989
1  Darter, RiverPercina shumardi MB ONApr 1989
1  Darter, TessellatedEtheostoma olmstedi ON QCApr 1993
1  Herring, BluebackAlosa aestivalis NB NSApr 1980
1  Killifish, BandedFundulus diaphanusMainland populationMB ON QC NB PE NS NLApr 1989
1    √Madtom, BrindledNoturus miurus ONMay 2001
1  Minnow, BluntnosePimephales notatus MB ON QCApr 1998
1  Minnow, CutlipsExoglossum maxillingua ON QCApr 1994
1  Minnow, Eastern SilveryHybognathus regius ON QCApr 1997
1  Pickerel, ChainEsox niger QC NB NSApr 1997
1  Pickerel, RedfinEsox americanus americanus QCApr 1998
1  Redhorse, GoldenMoxostoma erythrurum MB ONApr 1989
1    √Sardine, PacificSardinops sagax Pacific OceanMay 2002
1  Sculpin, FourhornMyoxocephalus quadricornisSalt water formPacific Ocean Arctic Ocean Atlantic OceanApr 1989
1  Sculpin, SpoonheadCottus ricei YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QCApr 1989
1    √Shiner, BigmouthNotropis dorsalis MBNov 2003
1  Shiner, BlackchinNotropis heterodon MB ON QCApr 1994
1  Shiner, GhostNotropis buchanani ONApr 1993
1  Shiner, RedfinLythrurus umbratilis ONApr 1988
1  Shiner, RosyfaceNotropis rubellus ON QCApr 1994
1  Shiner, StripedLuxilus chrysocephalus ONApr 1993
1  Shiner, WeedNotropis texanus MBApr 1999
1  Silverside, BrookLabidesthes sicculus ON QCApr 1989
      √Stoneroller, CentralCampostoma anomalum ONApr 1998
1  Sturgeon, LakeAcipenser fulvescens AB SK MB ON QCApr 1986
1  Sucker, MountainCatostomus platyrhynchus BC AB SKApr 1991
1  Sunfish, GreenLepomis cyanellus ONApr 1987
1  Sunfish, LongearLepomis megalotis ON QCApr 1987
1  Wolf-eelAnarrhichthys ocellatus Pacific OceanMay 2003
1  Y-PricklebackAllolumpenus hypochromus BCApr 1991
Arthropods (0)
Molluscs (2)
1  Capshell, Rocky MountainAcroloxus coloradensisWestern populationBC ABNov 2001
1  Crater, Spike-lipAppalachina sayana ON QC NB NSNov 2003
Vascular Plants (16)
1  Aster, Short'sSymphyotrichum shortii ONApr 1999
1  Aster, YukonSymphyotrichum yukonense YT NTApr 1996
1  Brickellia, Large-floweredBrickellia grandiflora BC ABApr 1996
1  FameflowerTalinum sediforme BCApr 1990
1  Fleabane, DwarfErigeron radicatus AB SKApr 1996
1  Goldenweed, Northern MockStenotus borealis YTApr 1997
1  Mermaid, FalseFloerkea proserpinacoides ON QC NSApr 1984
1  Phlox, BluePhlox alyssifolia AB SKApr 1996
1  Pink, RushStephanomeria runcinata AB SKApr 1996
1  Rhododendron, PacificRhododendron macrophyllum BCApr 1997
1  Sagebrush, Wood'sArtemisia rupestris ssp. woodii YTApr 1997
1  Sedge, NebraskaCarex nebrascensis ABApr 1995
1  Stitchwort, SandStellaria arenicola AB SKApr 1992
1  Wallflower, Narrow-leavedErysimum angustatum YTApr 1993
      √Willow, Tyrrell'sSalix tyrrellii NT SKApr 1999
1  Woolly-heads, SlenderPsilocarphus tenellus var. tenellus BCApr 1996
Mosses (0)
Lichens (0)


Table 9. Species considered by COSEWIC and placed in the Data Deficient category because of insufficient scientific information at the time of assessment (34 species). The range of occurrence (by province, territory or ocean) and date of last assessment are shown. Note that species in the Data Deficient category will normally only be reassessed if new information suggests that the species is at risk (Extirpated, Endangered, Threatened or Special Concern), or Extinct.

Taxon/ Assessment DetailsCommon NameScientific NamePopulation NameRange of OccurrenceAssessment Date
Mammals (10)
1    RBat, FringedMyotis thysanodes BCMay 2004
1    RBat, Keen's Long-earedMyotis keenii BCNov 2003
      RCougarPuma concolor couguarEastern populationON QC NB NSApr 1998
1  Mouse dychei subspecies, Western HarvestReithrodontomys megalotis dychei ABApr 1994
1  Seal Altantic subspecies, HarbourPhoca vitulina concolor NU MB ON NB PE NS NL Arctic Ocean Atlantic OceanApr 1999
1  Vole, SagebrushLemmiscus curtatus AB SKApr 1996
1  Whale, Dwarf SpermKogia simus Pacific OceanApr 1997
2+  ↔Whale, KillerOrcinus orcaNorthwest Atlantic / Eastern Arctic populationsArctic Ocean Atlantic OceanNov 2001
1  Whale, SeiBalaenoptera borealisAtlantic populationAtlantic OceanMay 2003
1  Wolf, Arctic GreyCanis lupus arctos NT NUApr 1999
Birds (2)
1  Poorwill, CommonPhalaenoptilus nuttallii BC AB SKApr 1993
1  Tern, Forster'sSterna forsteri BC AB SK MB ONApr 1996
Reptiles (2)
1  BullsnakePituophis catenifer sayi AB SKMay 2002
1  Turtle, Eastern BoxTerrapene carolina carolina ONMay 2002
Amphibians (0)
Fishes (10)
1  Catfish, FlatheadPylodictis olivaris ONApr 1993
1  Chub, LakeCouesius plumbeusNorthern British Columbia Hotsprings populationsBCNov 2004
1  Lamprey, DarktailLethenteron alaskense NTApr 1990
1    RMadtom, MarginedNoturus insignis ON QCMay 2002
1    RPrickleback, PigheadAcantholumpenus mackayi Arctic OceanMay 2003
1    RSculpin, FourhornMyoxocephalus quadricornisFreshwater formNT NU NLNov 2003
1  Sculpin, SpinynoseAsemichthys taylori Pacific OceanApr 1997
1  Smelt, Pygmy LongfinSpirinchus sp. BCNov 2004
2   ↔Whitefish, LakeCoregonus clupeaformisMira River populationNSNov 2000
1    RWolffish, BeringAnarhichas orientalis Arctic OceanNov 2002
Arthropods (0)
Molluscs (4)
1  Capshell, Rocky MountainAcroloxus coloradensisEastern populationON QCNov 2001
1  Duskysnail, SquatLyogyrus granum NB NSNov 2003
1  Fieldslug, EveningDeroceras hesperium BCNov 2003
1  Snail, Gatineau TadpolePhysella parkeri latchfordi QCApr 1997
Vascular Plants (4)
1  Barley, LittleHordeum pusillum ABApr 1993
1  Goldenweed, Rabbit-brushEricameria bloomeri BCApr 1997
1  Pinweed, ImpoverishedLechea intermedia var. depauperata SKApr 1997
1  Whitlow-grass, KananaskisDraba kananaskis ABApr 1992
Mosses (0)
Lichens (2)
1  Stubble, Flexuous GoldenChaenotheca servitii NSNov 2002
1  Stubble, Red OakPhaeocalicium minutissimum QC NBNov 2002