Coregonus ussuriensis Berg, 1906
Amur whitefish
photo by CAFS

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Coregoninae
Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,100.0 g; max. reported age: 10 years
Environment:  benthopelagic, anadromous
Distribution:  Asia: endemic to the Amur basin, occurring in the middle and lower reaches of the Amur, Ussuri River and Lake Khanka, Amur estuary and southern Sea of Okhotsk.
Diagnosis:  Body color grayish green on back; sides and belly silvery white; dorsal, adipose and caudal fins slightly tinted with pale yellow and pectoral, pelvic and caudal fins grayish yellow. Upper jaw large and broad; eyes without sebaceous eyelid (Ref. 45563).
Biology:  Euryhaline.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Kuosmanen-Postila, Sari - 02.10.94
Modified by: Orlov, Alexei - 03.10.07
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 26.02.98

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