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Coregonus alpinus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SALMONIFORMES SALMONIDAE

Scientific Name: Coregonus alpinus
Species Authority: Fatio, 1885

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
Justification:
The species is endemic to only one lake, Lake Thun (48 km²), Switzerland, where in recent surveys it was found to be rare. However, the lake is in very good condition and well managed and there are no known or potential threats to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Switzerland: Lake Thun.
Countries:
Native:
Switzerland
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Population [top]

Population: In recent surveys the species is rare but present.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Biology:
Spawns in August-December, at 40-150 m deep, mainly near torrent deltas. Feeds on benthic invertebrates, especially chironomids.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Coregonus alpinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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