Coregonus pollan Thompson, 1835
Irish pollan
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Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Coregoninae
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 450.0 g; max. reported age: 10 years
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  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).
Biology:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 02.09.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Kuosmanen-Postila, Sari - 28.09.94

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