Stenodus

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Stenodus
Nelma fish.JPG
Nelma (Stenodus nelma)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Subfamily: Coregoninae
Genus: Stenodus
J. Richardson, 1836

Stenodus is a genus of large-sized whitefish in the Salmonidae family. It consists of two species; one of them (beloribitsa) is extinct in wild. The two species have alternatively been considered subspecies of the single species Stenodus leucichthys.

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The genus Stenodus is not phylogenetically distinct from the broader lakefish genus Coregonus, although it is phenotypically characterized by a specialized predator morphology.[1]

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