Freshwater Fish of British Columbia with no current iNat observations in the province.

Not in iNat taxonomy:

  • Pygmy Longfin Smelt (Spirinchus sp.) - undescribed Chehalis fauna species - endemic
  • Giant Pygmy Whitefish - form

Anadromous species on this list:

  • Pacific Rainbow Smelt

Introduced Species on this list:

  • Tench - southern Interior

Note: Mountain Sucker (Catostomus platyrhynchus) populations in the province are now under Cordilleran Sucker (Pantosteus bondi).


Provincially rare/range-restricted species that do have iNat records:

Species with their 1st BC iNat record after this list was created (May 2022) and since removed from this list:


Freshwater Fish of British Columbia iNat Project

Field Key to the Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia

Life History Characteristics of Freshwater Fishes Occurring in British Columbia, With Major Emphasis on Lake Habitat Requirements

Indigenous Fish at Risk in BC with Recommendations for Conservation