Coregonus reighardi (Koelz, 1924)
Shortnose cisco
photo by Lyons, J.

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Coregoninae
Max. size:  36 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 539.0 g; max. reported age: 8 years
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  North America: Great Lakes, Canada and USA.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-11; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 9-13; Vertebrae: 55-58. Body elongate, slightly compressed laterally but less so than other ciscoes; approaching cylindrical form in cross section, greatest body depth in front of the dorsal fin. Head short, stout, eye small, smaller than most species
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (A1ae) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Kuosmanen-Postila, Sari - 30.09.94
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.05.94

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