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). Polar; 74°N - 64°N
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 22 - 36 cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 593); max. published weight: 5.0 kg (Ref. 593); max. reported age: 13 years (Ref. 59043)
Europe and Asia: lakes and rivers from Mezen to Kolyma River, Russia. Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna). At least one country reports adverse ecological impact after introduction.
Freshwater and estuarine. Lacustrine, fluvial and anadromous forms exist (Ref. 593). Lives up to 13 years (6 in dwarf form). Feeds on zooplankton (mostly crustaceans), benthic animals (especially insect larvae and mussels, also algae) and insects from surface. (Ref. 59043).
Kottelat, M., 1997. European freshwater fishes. Biologia 52, Suppl. 5:1-271. (Ref. 13696)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Potential pest (Ref. 55773)
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
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=0.00550 (0.00341 - 0.00887), b=3.27 (3.12 - 3.42), based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.63 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (55 of 100) .