Bloater

Taxobox | name = Bloater
status = VU
status_system = iucn2.3



image_width = 250px
image_caption = Bloater ("Coregonus hoyi")
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Salmoniformes
familia = Coregonidae
genus = "Coregonus"
species = "C. hoyi"
binomial = "Coregonus hoyi"
binomial_authority = (Milner, 1874)
The bloater ("Coregonus hoyi") is a freshwater fish native to the Great Lakes. It is silver in color with a pink and purple iridescence and reaches an average length of 9 inches (23cm).

In British cuisine, the bloater is, like the kipper, a type of smoked herring, but is differentiated from the kipper by the fact that fish is smoked whole, with its innards intact. According to George Orwell in "The Road to Wigan Pier", the Emperor Charles V erected a statue to the inventor of bloaters.

References

* Listed as Vulnerable (VU D2 v2.3)
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External links

* [http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Coregonus_hoyi.html Animal Diversity Web - Coregonus hoyi]


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  • Bloater — Bloat er ( [ e]r), n. [See {Bloat}, {Blote}.] The common herring, esp. when of large size, smoked, and half dried; called also {bloat herring}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bloater — ► NOUN ▪ a herring cured by salting and light smoking …   English terms dictionary

  • bloater — bloater1 [blōt′ər] n. [< BLOAT2] a fat herring or mackerel that has been cured by bloating bloater2 [blōtər] n. [< BLOAT1] a small freshwater trout (Coregonus hoyi) found esp. in the Great Lakes …   English World dictionary

  • bloater — UK [ˈbləʊtə(r)] / US [ˈbloʊtər] noun [countable] Word forms bloater : singular bloater plural bloaters a sea fish that is eaten as food …   English dictionary

  • bloater — I. noun Etymology: obsolete bloat (to cure) Date: 1832 a large fat herring or mackerel lightly salted and briefly smoked II. noun Etymology: 2bloat Date: 1896 a small silvery cisco (Coregonus hoyi) of the Great Lakes having oily flesh …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bloater — 1) a lightly salted, unsplit, hot smoked herring or cisco. Usually of a straw colour and may be marketed whole or boned, frozen, or semi preserved as paste or canned 2) the salmonid Coregonus hoyi, a cisco of the North American Great Lakes so… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • bloater — /bloh teuhr/, n. 1. a herring cured by being salted and briefly smoked and dried. 2. a mackerel similarly cured. 3. a freshwater cisco, Coregonus hoyi, found in the Great Lakes. [1825 35; bloat (adj.) + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bloater — noun a) A salted, and lightly smoked herring or mackerel. b) A freshwater fish native to the Great Lakes; the species Coregonus hoyi …   Wiktionary

  • bloater — bloa|ter [ˈbləutə US ˈbloutər] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: bloat to preserve with salt and smoke (17 19 centuries), perhaps from blote soft and wet (1300 1400), probably from Old Norse blautr; BLOATED] a smoked fish …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bloater — bloat|er [ bloutər ] noun count an ocean fish that is eaten as food …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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