The Lake herring (Coregonus Artedi), valuable food fish of the Great Lakes of North America. The name is also applied to Coregonus Hoyi, a related species of Lake Michigan.
cold-water fish caught in Lake Superior and northward
important food fish of cold deep lakes of North America
any of several whitefishes found primarily in the Great Lakes region.
The ciscoes are salmonid fish of the genus Coregonus that differ from other members of the genus in having upper and lower jaws of approximately equal length and high gillraker counts. These species have been the focus of much study recently, as researchers have sought to determine the relationships among species that appear to have evolved very recently.