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. Temperate, preferred ?
North America: Great Lakes basin in lakes Huron and Michigan. Listed as Extinct in IUCN Red List 2004 and listed in Appendix I of CITES.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3370); common length : 26.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1998)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 14;
Vertebrae: 56 - 59. Body elongate, compressed laterally but robust. Head heavy, broad and short; eye moderate; snout broad, somewhat rounded; lower jaw heavy, usually projecting beyond the upper jaw, maxillary usually not pigmented, extending posteriorly to beyond the anterior margin of the eye. Overall coloration silvery with pink or purple iridescence, green or blue on back, silvery on sides and white below. Pigmentation on jaws and fins very light.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973. Freshwater fishes of Canada. Bull. Fish. Res. Board Can. 184:1-966. (Ref. 1998)
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=0.00589 (0.00340 - 0.01021), b=3.21 (3.06 - 3.36), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.13-0.24).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (45 of 100) .