Prosopium

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Prosopium
Temporal range: Late Miocene to Recent[1]
Prosopium cylindraceum.jpg
Prosopium cylindraceum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Subfamily: Coregoninae
Genus: Prosopium
D. S. Jordan, 1878

Prosopium is a genus of freshwater whitefishes found in North America and parts of eastern Russia. It contains three fairly widespread species: the round whitefish, the pygmy whitefish, and the mountain whitefish. The remaining species, the Bonneville cisco, the Bonneville whitefish, and the Bear Lake whitefish are endemic to Bear Lake.

Species[edit]

There are currently six recognized species in this genus: [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: 560. Retrieved 8 January 2008. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Prosopium in FishBase. February 2012 version.