Arboretum Fish

Central Mudminnow
Central Mudminnows are one of our more commonly seen fish species.

We don't really have a lot of great fish habitat here, but there are a few species in our small ponds.

Fish of The University of Guelph Arboretum.

Observers E.K. Balon and D.L.G. Noakes (1983) with counts from Victoria Woods Pond and Wild Goose Pond both of which are human-made ponds.

Common Name Scientific Name Vic Woods / Wild Goose
Central Mudminnow Umbra limi 10,000+ / 248
Fathead Minnow Pimephales promelas 20,000+ / 10,000+
Brook Stickleback Culaea inconstans 20,000+ / 37
Golden Shiner Notemigonus crysoeucas 0 / 10,000+
Blackchin Shiner Notropis heterodon 0 / 5,000+
Yellow Perch Perca flavescens 0 / 500+
Least Darter Etheostoma microperca 0 / 64
Pumpkinseed Sunfish Lepomis gibbosus 0 / 15,000+
Banded Killifish Lepomis gibbosus 0 / 2,048
Rainbow Trout Salmo gairdneri 1 / 0

We also have goldfish in some ponds including the David G. Porter Memorial Japanese Garden.