Management Plans

Management Plan for the Bridle Shiner (Notropis bifrenatus) in Canada

The Bridle Shiner (Notropis bifrenatus [Cope, 1867]) is a small Cyprinidae with a slender body.  It is a globally rare species and its worldwide distribution is restricted to the Atlantic drainage basin in eastern North America.  In Canada, the species occurs in eastern Ontario and southwest Quebec, from the Bay of Quinte (Lake Ontario) to Lake St. Paul, in Bécancour, and south to Lake Memphrémagog.  In Quebec, the Bridle Shiner has been recorded in some areas of the St. Lawrence River and in tributaries of eight administrative regions: Montreal, Laval, Montérégie, Estrie, Laurentides, Lanaudière, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec.  In Ontario, the Bridle Shiner is believed to be present in the St. Lawrence River, Big Rideau Lake, Wood Creek, Jones Creek and the Napanee River.  Based on available data, the range of the Bridle Shiner in Quebec is quite extensive, compared to Ontario, although a significant portion of the species’ range remains under-sampled in both provinces.

Consultation period: 2010-12-16 to 2011-02-14


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