Arctic cisco

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Arctic cisco
Arctic Cisco.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Subfamily: Coregoninae
Genus: Coregonus
Species: C. autumnalis
Binomial name
Coregonus autumnalis
(Pallas, 1776)

Arctic cisco (Coregonus autumnalis) is an anadromous species of freshwater whitefish that inhabits the Arctic parts of Siberia, Alaska and Canada. It has a close freshwater relative in several lakes of Ireland, known as the pollan, alternatively regarded as conspecific with it, or as a distinct species.[1][2]

The freshwater omul of Lake Baikal, formerly considered a subspecies Coregonus autumnalis migratorius of the Arctic cisco, has no close genetic relationship to it and is now classified as a separate species, Coregonus migratorius.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2010). "Coregonus autumnalis" in FishBase. 04 2010 version.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2010). "Coregonus pollan" in FishBase. 04 2010 version.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2010). "Coregonus migratorius" in FishBase. 04 2010 version.
  4. ^ Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. (2008). "Coregonus autumnalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature.