Coregonus bavaricus

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Coregonus bavaricus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Subfamily: Coregoninae
Genus: Coregonus
Species: C. bavaricus
Binomial name
Coregonus bavaricus
Hofer, 1909

Coregonus bavaricus, known as the kilch or Ammersee-Kilch in German, is a species of freshwater whitefish in the family Salmonidae. It is endemic to the Ammersee lake in Bavaria, where it is pelagic in deep water. It is considered a critically endangered species by the IUCN Red List, since it is only found in an area of 10 square kilometres (3.9 sq mi), and has only been recorded three times since 2000. Still in the 1940s it was a commercially important fish. A decline probably occurred in the 1970s when eutrophication of the lake was intense, and this is still considered to be the main threat to the survival of the species.

The standard length of the kilch is 241–245 millimetres (9.5–9.6 in). They have 18-30 gill rakers.

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