Coregonus huntsmani Scott, 1987
Atlantic whitefish
Coregonus huntsmani
photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Coregoninae
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic, anadromous
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: known only from Yarmouth Harbor, Tusket River drainage, and Leipsigate Lake in southern Nova Scotia, Canada.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 9-12; Vertebrae: 63-64. Body elongate and tapering, compressed laterally but less so than lake whitefish, greatest body depth at front of dorsal fin. Head relatively short, never observed with nuchal hump; eye small, adipose eyelid distinct; snout length always greater than eye diameter; upper jaw or snout projecting slightly in large males
Biology:  Occurs in near-shore coastal waters, open water of lakes and small to large rivers, and often in current in rivers. Belongs to C. clupeaformis complex (Ref. 5723). Anadromous (Ref. 5951).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 21 July 2015 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 03.08.92
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 10.09.08
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.03.94

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