Past Research Project

Charles Douglas © Canadian Museum of Nature


The Wolffish, Anarhichas orientalis.

This collaborative, collection-based activity addresses outstanding taxonomic questions in Canadian fishes, based on the excellent specimens housed at the research and collections facility of the Canadian Museum of Nature, and elsewhere. Part of the work focuses on species of concern to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Other work will address the history of species, distribution, habitats, extinction and aspects of taxonomy. The results contribute to baseline data for the analyses of issues such as environmental change and conservation; information is disseminated to popular and scientific audiences.

Principal investigator: Brian Coad.

Additional Resources

James D. Reist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Arctic Fish Ecology and Assessment Research, Central and Arctic Region, Freshwater Institute, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N6, Canada