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Coregonus nigripinnis  (Milner, 1874)

Blackfin cisco
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Salmoniformes (Salmons) > Salmonidae (Salmonids) > Coregoninae
Etymology: Coregonus: Greek, kore = pupils of the eye + Greek, gonia = angle (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce demersale; distribuzione batimetrica 2 - 160 m.   Temperate, preferred ?; 51°N - 41°N

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North America: restricted to Great Lakes (Lake Huron in Canada-USA and Lake Michigan in USA) and Lake Nipigon in Canada.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 39.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 5723); common length : 33.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 1998); Età massima riportata: 14 anni (Ref. 12193)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 9-11; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 10 - 13; Vertebre: 56 - 59. This species is usually characterized by darkly pigmented fins and deep body. Body elongate, distinctly laterally compressed, and deep, the greatest body depth in front of the dorsal fin. Head triangular; eye large; snout blunt, its length usually greater than eye diameter; mouth terminal, lower jaw usually projecting beyond upper, sometimes equal to upper jaw, maxillary pigmented , and extending posteriorly to below the anterior edge of the pupil. Overall coloration dark silvery, with pink or purple iridescence on sides, back dark green to black and silvery below. Maxillary and mandible whitish but heavily pigmented. All fish typically black, particularly on outer half.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Formerly found in deep waters (90-160 m) of Lakes Michigan and Huron, and in 2-100 m in Lake Nipigon. Belongs to C. artedi complex.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott, 1991. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Pub. (20):183 p. (Ref. 3814)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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