A New Record of Deepwater Sculpin, Myoxocephalus thompsonii, in Northeastern Alberta

M. Steinhilber, D. A. Neely


We present the first documented records of Deepwater Sculpin, Myoxocephalus thompsonii, from northern Alberta, and the second record for the province. Three specimens of Deepwater Sculpin were taken in gill nets set at 17 to 20 m depth in Colin Lake, Alberta, on 15 September 2001. Colin Lake, located in the Canadian Shield region of northeastern Alberta about 125 km northeast of Fort Chipewyan, drains into Lake Athabasca via the Colin River. The only other known Alberta population of Deepwater Sculpin inhabits Upper Waterton Lake in the southwestern corner of the province. This record is approximately 300 km SSE of the nearest verified record in the Northwest Territories and 400 km NW of the nearest verified record in Saskatchewan.


Deepwater Sculpin; Myoxocephalus thompsonii; distribution; Colin Lake; Alberta

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v120i4.361

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