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
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; anadromous (Ref. 51243). Temperate; 4°C - 20°C (Ref. 2059); 69°N - 43°N, 11°W - 58°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 556); max. published weight: 2.0 kg (Ref. 556)
Northeast Atlantic: Ireland to Netherlands, Germany and the countries along the coast of the Baltic Sea. Also found in several countries in central and eastern Europe. Maritime stocks may be extinct (Ref. 4537). Listed in Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).
In brackish water and main rivers; no evidence that it enters marine waters (Ref. 59043). Also non-migratory freshwater populations (Ref. 13696). Feeds on zooplankton, supplemented by benthic invertebrates in adults. Extinct since about 1940 (Ref. 59043).
Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland. 646 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00287 - 0.01207), b=3.20 (3.03 - 3.37), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.25 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2-3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .