Coregonus

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Nearly 70 extant members, See text.

Coregonus is a diverse genus of fish in the salmon family (family Salmonidae). The type species is the common whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus). The Coregonus species are known as whitefishes. It contains at least 68 described extant species.

The Arctic cisco (C. autumnalis), the Bering cisco (C. laurettae), and the least cisco (C. sardinella) are anadromous, moving between salt water and fresh water.

Many species in this genus, especially from the Great Lakes and the Alpine lakes of Europe, have gone extinct over the past century or are endangered. All Coregonus species are protected under appendix III of the Bern Convention.

Species

There is much uncertainty and confusion in the classification of the many of species of this genus. The following are the species as listed by FishBase:

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