American Fisheries Society Imperiled Freshwater and Diadromous Fishes of North America

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This website provides access to the list of imperiled freshwater and diadromous fishes of North America as determined by the 2008 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Endangered Species Committee (ESC) on Fishes.

Imperiled fish data map
Imperiled fish data map

This website provides access to the list of imperiled freshwater and diadromous fishes of North America as determined by the 2008 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Endangered Species Committee (ESC) on Fishes. Nearly 40% of the fish species in freshwater habitats are in some level of imperilment. At this website, one can view lists of imperiled fishes by freshwater ecoregion, by state or province boundary, and plot distributions of imperiled fishes by ecoregions or political boundaries. Lists can be downloaded for use in reports or analyses. There are also links to the Fisheries publication and other resources.

USGS Press Release

Publication:

Jelks, H.L., S.J. Walsh, N.M. Burkhead, S.Contreras-Balderas, E. Díaz-Pardo, D.A. Hendrickson, J. Lyons, N.E. Mandrak, F. McCormick, J.S. Nelson, S.P. Platania, B.A. Porter, C.B. Renaud, J.J. Schmitter-Soto, E.B. Taylor, and M.L. Warren, Jr. 2008. Conservation status of imperiled North American freshwater and diadromous fishes. Fisheries 33(8):372-407.

Available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format: AFSESCFish3308.pdf

Comments for consideration by the AFS committees about distributions, status, or threats to listed or proposed taxa on lists should be directed to: Howard Jelks