Common name of Prosopium williamsoni
Common name Rocky Mountain whitefish
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 3 - (Other common name)
Country United States (contiguous states)
Ref. McClanes, A.J. (ed.), 1974
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
1st modifier
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Remarks 'Rocky Mountain', i.e., of the Colorado Rocky Mountain range, USA; 'mountain' from Old French 'montaigne' from Vulgar Latin 'montanus', i.e., mountainous area, from Latin 'mons', i.e., mountain (p. 356 in Ref. 11979); 'whitefish', i.e., any of the various market fishes with white flesh that is not oily (p. 1345 in Ref. 11978).
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