Coregonus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Coregonus type genus of the Coregonidae: whitefishes
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coregonus The typical and leading genus of the subfamily Corcgoninæ, characterized by a small mouth, large scales, and very weak dentition, the teeth being reduced to a mere roughness or wanting entirely. The species reach a length of one or two feet or more. They inhabit clear lakes, rarely entering streams except to spawn, and hence are locally restricted to the lake-systems of the various countries they inhabit. Of American species C. clupeiformis, the common whitefish, is the largest, and the finest as a food-fish. C. williamsoni is the Rocky Mountain whitefish. C. quadrilateralis, the Menomonee whitefish, is also called pilot-fish, round-fish, and shad-waiter. C. labradoricus is the Musquaw river whitefish or lake-whiting. C. arledii and C. hoyi are known as ciscoes or lakeherring. (See cisco.) C. nigripinnis is the bluefin of Lake Michigan. C. tullibee is the mongrel whitefish. Otsego bass is an established misnomer of the common whitefish. See cut under whitefish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Coregonus ko-reg′o-nus a genus of fishes in the salmon family, found esp. near the coast
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Usage

In literature:

Amongst these was the round fish, a species of Coregonus, which we had not previously seen.
"Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 2" by John Franklin
At 2.45 P.M. we came to Nutschoitjin (Coregonus Lake).
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
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In science:

Bernatchez 2001 Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of lake cisco (Coregonus artedi): evidence supporting extensive secondary contacts between two glacial races.
Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Interspecific Diversity: comparing humans and fish species
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