Nipigon Cisco
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Name and Code
Family
Salmonidae - trouts and salmons
Species
Coregonus nipigon
Taxonomic Authority
(Koelz, 1925)
Common Name(s)
Nipigon Cisco
French Name
toulibi
OMNR Code
098
Family TSN
161931
Parent TSN
161932
Species TSN
161968
Conservation Status
Global Rank (GRank)
G3G5 (2011-11-07)
National Rank (NRank)
NNR (2011-11-07)
Provincial Rank (SRank)
SNR
COSEWIC Status
none
SARO Status
none
AFS Status
none
Ecological Value
Ontario Origin
native
General Abundance
limited distribution
Tolerance
intolerant
Economic Importance
commercial fishery
Habitat and Feeding
General Habitat(s)
lacustrine
Environment
pelagic
Trophic Class
planktivore
Thermal Regime
coldwater
Habitat Preference
open, shallow waters of lakes
Reproduction
Reproductive Guild
Nonguarders: Open substratum spawners: Pelagophils
Spawning Habitat(s)
lacustrine
Spawning Season
fall
Spawning Month(s)
November
Spawning Temperature (°C)
no data
Fecundity
no data
Nursery Habitat(s)
lacustrine
Size and Age
Adult Length (cm)
23.7-40.1 TL
Adult Weight (kg)
0.10-0.54
Age at Maturity (yrs)
4
Maximum Length (cm)
54.5 TL
Maximum Weight (kg)
0.907
Lifespan (yrs)
9
Ontario Range Map
Nipigon Cisco range
Ontario Distribution
Lake Nipigon, Black Sturgeon Lake, Lake Abitibi, Lac Seul, and small inland lakes in northwestern Ontario (Lake Saganaga)
Photograph
Nipigon Cisco photograph
Notes
possible synonym of Coregonus artedi
Ontario Records
Record Length (cm)
54.5 TL
Record Weight (kg)
none
Information Sources
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Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). 2014. On-line database. (http://www.itis.gov), accessed 07 June 2014.
Koelz, W. 1929. Coregonid fishes of the Great Lakes. Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish. 43:297-643.
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Scott, W.B. 1967. Freshwater fishes of eastern Canada, second edition. University of Toronto Press. Toronto, ON. xii + 137 pp.
Scharpf, C. 2006. Annotated checklist of North American freshwater fishes, including subspecies and undescribed forms. Part II: Catostomidae through Mugilidae. American Currents 32(4):1-39.