Alaska whitefish


Alaska whitefish
Alaska whitefish
Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Subfamily: Coregoninae
Genus: Coregonus
Species: C. nelsonii
Binomial name
Coregonus nelsonii
Bean, 1884

The Alaska whitefish (Coregonus nelsonii) is a species of whitefish in the family Salmonidae. It is found in parts of northwestern North America, where it occurs only in small and large rivers, and rarely in lakes. The maximum length recorded for this species is 56.0 centimetres (22.0 in).

The Alaska whitefish is part of the Coregonus clupeaformis complex (lake whitefishes).

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