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Coregonus hoyi (Bloater)

Synonyms: Argyrosomus hoyi (heterotypic)
Language: Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The bloater (Coregonus hoyi) is a species or form of freshwater whitefish in the family Salmonidae. It is a silvery-coloured herring-like fish, 25.5 centimetres (10.0 in) long. It is found in most of the Great Lakes and in Lake Nipigon, where it inhabits underwater slopes. This fish is not to be confused with the extinct deepwater cisco (Coregonus johannae), a large fish that shared a common name with the bloater.
View Wikipedia Record: Coregonus hoyi

Endangered Species

Status: Vulnerable
View IUCN Record: Coregonus hoyi


Adult Length [2]  15 inches (37 cm)
Brood Dispersal [2]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Litho-pelagophils
Brood Guarder [2]  No
Litter Size [2]  34,891
Maximum Longevity [2]  10 years
Water Biome [1]  Pelagic, Benthic, Lakes and Ponds
Diet [1]  Carnivore, Planktivore
Female Maturity [2]  2 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Fathom Five National Marine Park II   Ontario, Canada
Isle Royale Biosphere Reserve Ib 571799 Michigan, United States
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore II 62563 Michigan, United States


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External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0