Critical Habitat Orders

Critical Habitat of the Coastrange Sculpin (Cottus aleuticus) Cultus Population Order

The Coastrange Sculpin (Cottus aleuticus) Cultus population, hereafter referred to as the Cultus Pygmy Sculpin, is a small freshwater fish found only in Cultus Lake, a small lake located in the lower mainland region of southwestern British Columbia (BC). Available information on the abundance of Cultus Pygmy Sculpin is limited, but incidental catch data suggests a possible slight downward trend. In November 2000, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed the status of the Cultus Pygmy Sculpin and classified the species as a threatened species. In June 2003, the Cultus Pygmy Sculpin was listed as threatened in Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act (SARA). In April 2010, COSEWIC re-examined and confirmed this assessment.

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