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: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range 30 - 189 m. Temperate; 51°N - 41°N
North America: found only in Great Lakes (except Lake Erie) in Canada-USA and Lake Nipigon in Canada. This species is probably extirpated from Lakes Ontario and Nipigon, threatened in Lake Michigan, and declining in Lakes Superior and Huron.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 18.3  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 37.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 25.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 10 years (Ref. 12193)
Occurs in large lakes. Belongs to C. artedi complex.
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. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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=0.00603 (0.00346 - 0.01050), b=3.21 (3.06 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=3; k=0.22).
Prior r = 0.47, 2 SD range = 0.26 - 0.84, log(r) = -0.76, SD log(r) = 0.29, Based on: 3 K, 1 tgen, 1 tmax, 1 Fec records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .