Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Salmoniformes
(Salmons) > Salmonidae
(Salmonids) > Coregoninae
Etymology: Coregonus: Greek, kore = pupils of the eye + Greek, gonia = angle (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range 20 - 180 m. Temperate, preferred ?; 62°N - 42°N
North America: Great Slave Lake in Northwest Territories, Canada southeast through Hudson Bay and Great Lakes basin (except Lakes Ontario and Erie). Declining in Lakes Superior and Nipigon. Uncommon outside Great Lakes basin (Ref. 5723).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 28.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1998); max. reported age: 11 years (Ref. 12193)
Usually found in deep water of large lakes. Belongs to C. artedi complex. Formerly commercial important, but now extinct.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00256 - 0.01076), b=3.22 (3.06 - 3.38), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=11).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .