Coregonus atterensis Kottelat, 1997
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Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Coregoninae
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 6 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: lakes Attersee and Mondsee, Austria. Also in the Milstatter See and the Ossiach See (Tom Gielink, pers. comm., 2002).
Biology:  Pelagic, usually at depths of 10-30 m. Feeds on zooplankton and small amounts of benthic invertebrates. Spawns in open water close to surface, above depths of 20-40 m (Attersee) or at 2-3 m and close to shore (Mondsee). Spawns for the first time at 4 (Attersee) or 3 years (Mondsee). Spawns in early February - mid March (Attersee), late December - mid January (Mondsee). Individual fishes usually spawn 2-3 seasons. Eggs sink to bottom (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (D2) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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