Coregonus stigmaticus 

Scope: Global & Europe
Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Salmoniformes Salmonidae

Scientific Name: Coregonus stigmaticus Regan, 1908
Common Name(s):
English Schelly

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(ii,iii,v) 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)
The species is only known from four lakes in Cumbria, UK. Haweswater (3 km²), Ullswater (14 km²), Brotherswater (<0.5 km²) and Red Tarn (<0.5 km²). The population has strongly declined in Hawswater (17% of its total range) which is still ongoing, due to water abstraction and cormorant predation. The area of occupancy of the species is around 20 km².

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:England: Lakes Haweswater, Ullswaterand, Brotherswater and Red Tarn (Cumbria).
Countries occurrence:
United Kingdom
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Population [top]

Population:In Haweswater the population has seen a decline. Stable in the other three lakes.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Spawns in January-February, in shallow bays on stones and gravel. Feeds on crustaceans and insects.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water abstraction and cormorant predation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Cormorant control measures are being practised. Reducing the level of water abstraction.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Coregonus stigmaticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135701A4186748. . Downloaded on 23 July 2018.
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