Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Salmoniformes
(Salmons) > Salmonidae
(Salmonids) > Coregoninae
Etymology: Coregonus: Greek, kore = pupils of the eye + Greek, gonia = angle (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Gmelin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; anadromous (Ref. 51243). Polar; 74°N - 64°N
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.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 29.0, 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)
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. An heuristic checklist of the freshwater fishes of Europe (exclusive of former USSR), with an introduction for non-systematists and comments on nomenclature and conservation. Biologia, Bratislava, 52/Suppl. 5:1-271. (Ref. 13696)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Potential pest (Ref. 55773)
Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00333 - 0.00866), b=3.26 (3.12 - 3.40), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.63 se; based on food items.
Generation time: 6.9 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 2 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.10).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100).