General Information
NameBroad whitefish
Scientific NameCoregonus nasus
DescriptionThe broad whitefish (Coregonus nasus) is a freshwater whitefish species. Dark silvery in colour, and like a herring in its shape, its distinctive features include a convex head, short gill rakers, and a mild overbite. It is found in the Arctic-draining streams, lakes, and rivers of far eastern Russia and North America. Its prey includes larval insects, snails, and shellfish. It is eaten by humans and brown bears.
Primary IDFOOD00502
Picture513
Classification
GroupAquatic foods
Sub-GroupFishes
Taxonomy
LineageSuperkingdom: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Metazoa
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Craniata
Superclass: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Neopterygii
Infraclass: Teleostei
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Subfamily: Coregoninae
Genus: Coregonus
ITIS ID161936
Wikipedia IDBroad whitefish
Composition
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References
Content Reference— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.