Latest Coregonus Stories

2008-05-29 03:35:00

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Throughout the overlooked depths of Lake Michigan and other Great Lakes, a small but important animal is rapidly disappearing. Until recently, the animal - a shrimplike, energy-dense creature called Diporeia - was a major food source for commercially important species like lake whitefish and many prey fish upon which salmon, trout and walleye rely. Scientists are employing new research methods in a quest to explain their population freefall, which threatens to...

2007-02-28 12:00:00

By DAVID GREENWOOD CONSERVATIONISTS are celebrating the end of a major operation to save rare fish found only in a North Wales lake from the jaws of its arch enemy. Experts were last night hoping that the unique gwyniad, which was left stranded after the Ice Age in Bala's Llyn Tegid, will settle down in a nearby lake after a phased relocation offensive. The gwyniad - otherwise known to scientists as Coregonus lavaretus - is a whitefish, a kind of landlocked herring. The fish's future was...

Latest Coregonus Reference Libraries

2005-06-14 08:35:26

The shortnose cisco (Coregonus reighardi) is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family (family Salmonidae). The species is resident to the Nearctic ecozone, formerly occurring in Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Ontario in Canada and the United States. The last reported population was restricted to Georgian Bay off Lake Huron in Canada. Reaching a maximum recorded length of 14 in (36 cm) and a maximum recorded weight of 1.2 lb (540 g), the shortnose cisco is distinguished from the other...

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