Coregonus palaea Cuvier, 1829

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Coregoninae
Max. size:  45 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: lakes Neuch√Ętel, Bienne and Morat, Switzerland. Introduced in Lake Geneva and other lakes and reservoirs in France and Awitzerland. Extirpated in Lake Morat (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Lacustrine. Males reproduce initially at 3-4 years, females at 5. Spawns on gravel near shore or, depending on population, in depths up to 50 m. Spawning time depends on depth and apparently on temperature at that location, from November to December in shallow water to February in deepest places (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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