Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
|Table 2. Current list of rare North Dakota fish species.|
|Species||Dakota Chapter-American Fish. Society Classification (Fishes of the Dakotas 1994)||U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Classification*|
|Northern Redbelly Dace||SC1|
|Western Silvery Minnow||SC2b|
|River Darter||Pc /SC1a|
|Flathead Catfish||Pc /SC2b|
| * The former Category 1, 2, & 3 classifications
no longer exist.
a SC1 definition - Native species whose status is questioned due to suspected problems with abundance or distribution. Many of these species occupy habitats that were once fairly common.
b SC2 definition - Native species whose status is questioned due to limited and/or inconclusive historical citations.
c Peripheral - Native species with small or unknown populations whose breeding distribution or reproduction ability within the state is often severely limited by lack of suitable habitat and/or climate. These species have not had an appreciably more widespread distribution in the recent past.