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; benthopelagic. Temperate; 55°N - 52°N, 7°W - 6°W
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 27.0, range 25 - 30 cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6258); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6258); max. published weight: 450.00 g (Ref. 6258); max. reported age: 10 years (Ref. 6258)
Europe: Ireland: Lough Neagh, lower and upper Loughs Erne, Lough Ree and Lough Derg (Ref. 59043). Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna) (Ref. 1489).
Lacustrine, in open waters (Ref. 59043). Feeds on bottom invertebrates and on semi-pelagic crustaceans (Mysis relicta), and also on their own eggs (Ref. 6258).
Status of threat: Threatened by eutrophication, introductions and warming of lakes. Only remaining abundant population in Lough Neagh (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
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
): 3.6 ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.65; tm=3-4; tmax=10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .