Coregonus clupeoides


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Coregonus clupeoides
Species Authority: Lacepède, 1803
Common Name(s):
English Powan

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.
Reviewer(s): Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
Good stocks remain in this species' natural range, and two translocated stocks have been established in reservoirs. There are no current, or definite future threats. However the introduction of alien species is a potential threat and has occurred in many lakes in the UK in recent years.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Scotland: Loch Lomond and Loch Eck; introduced in two reservoirs in Loch Lomond basin (Loch Sloy, Carron Reservoir).
United Kingdom
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Population [top]

Population: Abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat:
Lacustrine, in open water.

In Loch Lomond, spawns in late December-early February, usually in early January, on offshore banks and reefs at temperatures close to 6°C. Feeds on crustaceans and insects.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Introduction of alien species is a potential threat

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Coregonus clupeoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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