Coregonus megalops Widegren, 1863
Lacustrine fluvial whitefish
Coregonus megalops
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Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Coregoninae
Max. size:  60 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 50 m
Distribution:  Europe: Sweden, Finland and Russia.
Biology:  Lacustrine. Gregarious, forms shoals. Spawns in September - February, depending on latitude and habitat, in flowing water in mid-autumn, in deep water in winter. Feeds on plankton in summer, may take benthic prey too. Migrates to spawn in bays at beginning of autumn and spawns over clean pebble or silt bottom at depths of 2-10 m (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 05 March 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 05.05.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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