Coregonus pennantii Valenciennes, 1848
Gwyniad
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Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Coregoninae
Max. size:  35 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Europe: Wales: Lake Llyn Tegid (Lake Bala).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Lacustrine, in open water. Spawns in January to February in shallow bays on stones and gravel. Feeds on crustaceans and insects (Ref. 59043). Status of threat: Threatened by degradation of water quality and introduction of Gymnocephalus cernua, which preys on egg and larvae. A second population is being established in Llyn Arenig (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.08.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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