Recovery Strategy for the Speckled Dace (Rhinichthys osculus) in Canada
The Speckled Dace (Rhinichthys osculus) is a small freshwater minnow. Within its Canadian range, Speckled Dace is a riverine fish that makes use of riffles, runs and pools, feeding off the bottom on algae and aquatic insects. While widely distributed in western North American rivers, the species is confined in Canada to a short section of the Columbia River drainage that includes the West Kettle, Kettle, and Granby Rivers. Recent field studies have confirmed a large and apparently robust population of Speckled Dace throughout its Canadian range, far in excess of previous estimates made prior to being listed as Endangered in Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA).
Consultation period: 2016-08-18 to 2016-10-17
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