Coregonus alpinus

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Coregonus alpinus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Coregonus
Species:
C. alpinus
Binomial name
Coregonus alpinus
Fatio, 1885

Coregonus alpinus is a species of freshwater whitefish in the family Salmonidae. It is endemic to Lake Thun, in Switzerland's Interlaken region, where it is found in deep water. The maximum length recorded for this species is 25 centimetres (9.8 in). It feeds on chironomids and other bottom-dwelling invertebrates. It is known as the kropfer, a name also applied to the probably extinct species Coregonus restrictus.

References[edit]

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2009). "Coregonus alpinus" in FishBase. November 2009 version.
  • Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. (2008). "Coregonus alpinus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T135632A4166746. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T135632A4166746.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018.