Coregonus peled (Gmelin, 1789)
photo by Hartl, A.

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Coregoninae
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 5,000.0 g; max. reported age: 13 years
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine, anadromous
Distribution:  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.
Biology:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  potential pest

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