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Canada's species

Other Fishes

Lampreys | Sturgeons and Paddlefishes | Gars | Bowfin | Eels | Killifish | Cod | Silversides and flying fishes | Sticklebacks | Trout-perches

Lampreys (order Petromyzontiformes)

Lampreys (family Petromyzontidae)

Pacific Lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus
Chestnut Lamprey Ichthyomyzon castaneus
Northern Brook Lamprey Ichthyomyzon unicuspis
Silver Lamprey Ichthyomyzon unicuspis
River Lamprey Lampetra ayresi
Arctic Lamprey Lampetra japonica
American Brook Lamprey Lampetra lamottei
Western Brook Lamprey Lampetra richardsoni
Sea Lamprey Petromyzon marinus


Sturgeons and Paddlefishes (order Acipenserformes)

Sturgeon (family Acipenseridae)

Shortnose Sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum
Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens
Green Sturgeon Acipenser medirostris
Atlantic Sturgeon Acipenser oxyrhynchus
White Sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus


Gars (order Lepisosteiformes)

Gars (family Lepisosteidae)

Spotted Gar Lepisosteus oculatus
Longnose Gar Lepisosteus osseus


Bowfin (order Amiiformes)

Bowfin (family Amiidae)

Bowfin Amia calva


Eels (order Anguilliformes)

Freshwater Eels (family Anguillidae)

American Eel Anguilla rostrata


Killifish (order Cyprinodontiformes)

Killifish (family Cyprinodontidae)

Banded Killifish Fundulus diaphanus
Mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus


Codlike Fishes (order Gadiformes)

Cod (family Gadidae)

Burbot Lota lota
Atlantic Tomcod Microgadus tomcod


Silversides and Flyingfishes (order Atheriniformes)

Silversides (family Atherinidae)

Brook Silverside Labidesthes sicculus


Sticklebacks and Relatives (order Gasterosteiformes)

Stickelbacks (family Gasterosteidae)

Fourspine Stickleback Apeltes quadracus
Brook Stickleback Culaea inconstans
Threespine Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus
Blackspotted Stickleback Gasterosteus wheatlandi

Ninespine Stickleback Pungitius pungitius


Trout-perches (order Percopsiformes)

Trout-perch (family Percopsidae)

Trout-perch Percopsis omiscomaycus



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