Vital Activity Parameters as Related to the Early Life History of Larval and Post-Larval Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis)

  • W. J. Hoagman


The lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis Mitchill) occurs in all of the Laurentian Great Lakes but is most abundant in Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Superior. It prefers cool, clean water and usually inhabits the shoal and shore zones to depths of 50 m; it makes a fall spawning migration to shallow water, and another limited shore movement in spring. The lake whitefish has been the most valuable commercial species in the Great Lakes since the early fishery. It usually brings a greater return than lake trout and yields 1.5 — 4.5 million kg/year.


Swimming Speed Lake Trout Acclimization Temperature Fish Length Early Life History 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. Hoagman
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  1. 1.Virginia Institute of Marine ScienceGloucester PointUSA

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