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Conserving Canada's Genomic Diversity
American beaver (Castor canadensis)

Follow the progress of the Canadian Biogenome Project

This chart follows the progress made by the Canadian Biogenome team to generate and deposit
400 high quality reference genomes for species in Canada that represent a diverse domain of life.

Updated on 19-Jun-2024.

Canadian Biogenome Project species list

The Canadian Biogenome Project deposits all generated data to the NCBI as BioProject 813333.

All data are available via Ensembl.

common name
scientific name
status
BioProject
data
Acadian redfish
extraction & qc
Ainslie's cellophane-cuckoo
extraction & qc
Alewife
assembled
sra
Alligatorfish
resampling
American bullfrog
assembled
sra
American lobster
extraction & qc
American plaice
sequenced
sra
Amphipod
extraction & qc
Amphipod
extraction & qc
Aquatic leaf beetle
extraction & qc
Arciform click beetle
extraction & qc
Arctic char
assembled
Arctic grayling
resampling
Arctic lyre crab
extraction & qc
Arctic surfclam
annotated
Asteroidea
extraction & qc
Atlantic cod
assembled
sra
Atlantic lyre crab
extraction & qc
Atlantic rock crab
extraction & qc
Atlantic whitefish
sequenced
sra
BC Pteromalus (undescribed species)
extraction & qc
Bat octopus
extraction & qc
Bear moth
extraction & qc
Beardfish
assembled
sra
Bebb's case-bearing leaf beetle
resampling
Beluga whale
assembled
Bent-nosed squat lobster
extraction & qc
Black dogfish
sequenced
sra
Black spruce
assembled
sra
Blackbelly rosefish
sequenced
sra
Blacksnout seasnail
extraction & qc
Blanding's turtle
assembled
Blood-red field ant
assembled
Blue racer
assembled
Blueback herring
assembled
sra
Blunt-eared bat
sequenced
Breadcrumb sponge
extraction & qc
Bristled shrimp
extraction & qc
Broad-nosed seedhead weevil
extraction & qc
Butterfly bobtail squid
extraction & qc
Capelin
resampling
Cherry leaf beetle
resampling
Click beetle
extraction & qc
Click beetle
extraction & qc
Click beetle
resampling
Common brown click beetle
resampling
Common click beetle
extraction & qc
Common sand dollar
assembled
sra
Common starfish
resampling
Common sun star
assembled
sra
Copper redhorse
annotated
Cusk
assembled
sra
Daisy brittle star
extraction & qc
Dark-footed yellow loosestrife bee
extraction & qc
Daubed shanny
annotated
Deepbody boarfish
assembled
sra
Dogwood thyatirid moth
extraction & qc
Dulse
resampling
Dusky seasnail
assembled
sra
Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake
assembled
Eastern carpenter bee
sequenced
sra
Eastern field wireworm
resampling
Eastern foxsnake
assembled
Eastern hognose
resampling
Evergreen huckleberry
resampling
Fat blood star
extraction & qc
Ferruginous hawk
assembled
sra
Formica podzolica
extraction & qc
Fourline snakeblenny
extraction & qc
Gray treefrog
extraction & qc
Gray's cutthroat
sequenced
sra
Great grey owl
assembled
sra
Greater St. John's wort beetle
sequenced
sra
Green frog
assembled
sra
Green heron
sequenced
sra
Green sea urchin
assembled
Greenland cockle
annotated
Grey ratsnake
assembled
sra
Highfin scorpionfish
extraction & qc
Horse mussel
extraction & qc
Horse star
assembled
sra
Indian plum
assembled
sra
Jefferson salamander
extraction & qc
Jonah crab
assembled
Kentucky coffee tree
resampling
Knapweed seedhead weevil
sequenced
sra
Lancet fish
extraction & qc
Lined click beetle
assembled
sra
Lineolated sweat bee
extraction & qc
Lintner's pebble
extraction & qc
Liver fluke
assembled
sra
Loggerhead sea turtle
annotated
Midland painted turtle
assembled
sra
Milkweed leaf beetle
extraction & qc
Mink frog
assembled
sra
Monkfish
assembled
sra
Monterey sea lemon
assembled
Mottled duskywing
resampling
Mud heart urchin
extraction & qc
Mud star
extraction & qc
Musk turtle
annotated
Narwhal
assembled
Northeastern pebble bee
extraction & qc
Northern basket star
extraction & qc
Northern fulmar
resampling
Northern leopard frog
assembled
sra
Northern long-toed salamander
sequenced
sra
Northern map turtle
assembled
sra
Northern propeller clam
assembled
Northern redbacked vole
assembled
sra
Northern sand lance
extraction & qc
Northern scarlet star
extraction & qc
Northern stone crab
assembled
Oblique banded leaf roller
assembled
sra
Opossom shrimp
extraction & qc
Orange-footed sea cucumber
extraction & qc
Oregon spotted frog
resampling
Pacific coast wireworm
sequenced
sra
Pacific spiny dogfish
annotated
Pale miner bee
extraction & qc
Pellucid four-tooth moss
sequenced
sra
Polar sea star
assembled
sra
Pollock
assembled
sra
Ponderosa pine
extraction & qc
Prairie grain wireworm
resampling
Purple sunstar
extraction & qc
Red flowering currant
resampling
Redwood sorrel
extraction & qc
Reed leaf beetle
extraction & qc
Russet alder leaf beetle
extraction & qc
Russian hat sponge
extraction & qc
Salmonberry
resampling
Scarlet psolus
resampling
Sea colander
resampling
Sea spider
extraction & qc
Seastar
assembled
sra
Smooth skate
assembled
Snapping turtle
assembled
sra
Snow crab
extraction & qc
Snowy owl
sequenced
sra
Sonoran pronghorn
assembled
Spiny lumpsucker
assembled
sra
Spiny softshell turtle
extraction & qc
Spotfin dragonet
assembled
sra
Spotfin tonguefish
extraction & qc
Spotted turtle
assembled
sra
Star-tipped reindeer lichen
sequenced
sra
Starfish
extraction & qc
Steller sea lion
assembled
Strawberry blossom weevil
extraction & qc
Subalpine mountainsnail
assembled
sra
Sugarbeet wireworm
extraction & qc
Turban barnacle
assembled
Vancouver Island Marmot
assembled
sra
Vancouver Island beggarticks
extraction & qc
Western field wireworm
resampling
Western larch
extraction & qc
Western painted turtle
assembled
sra
Wheat wireworm
extraction & qc
White barracudina
assembled
sra
White hake
assembled
White shark
sequenced
sra
Wilmatte's cellophane bee
extraction & qc
Winter skate
assembled
Wireworm click beetle
assembled
sra
Wood turtle
annotated
Wrymouth
assembled
sra

Updated on 19-Jun-2024.

Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)

Declining Biodiversity, Management, Human Well-being

Canada possesses significant biodiversity, with ~80,000 plant and animal species in environments ranging from desert to the arctic. Many of these species are under threat due to rapid changes in climate and other human-led impacts on our environment.

The 2015 federal Wild Species report, which assessed ~27,500 Canadian species, identified ~6 per cent (1,659 species) as “May Be at Risk” in Canada

As of 2017-18, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada’s (COSEWIC) assessments included 771 wildlife species in various risk categories; 18 assessed as extinct.

Assessments by Indigenous Peoples in Canada also reflect systemic change— Inuit report declining abundance, health and populations in several species.