Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Salmoniformes > Family: Salmonidae > Genus: Coregonus > Species: Coregonus lavaretus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Coregonus lavaretus baicalensis Dybowski, 1874 Fishbase (2002)

Common whitefish - Coregonus lavaretus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • coastal
  • marine inlets and transitional waters
  • rivers and lakes
May also occur in
  • shelf
Natura 2000 species code 2494


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Älvsik Swedish Fishbase
Aspsik Swedish Fishbase
Blåsik Swedish Fishbase
Blaufelchen German Fishbase
Chudski sig Bulgarian Fishbase
Common whitefish English Fishbase
Coregon Romanian Fishbase
Coregone Italian Fishbase
Coregone lavarello Italian Fishbase
Corégone lavaret French Fishbase
Coregono-lavareda Portuguese Fishbase
Große Maräne German Fishbase
Große Schwebrenke German Fishbase
Grote marene Dutch Fishbase
Helt Danish Fishbase
Houting English Fishbase
Kleine Maräne German Fishbase
Lake Chud whitefish English Fishbase
Lavarello Italian Fishbase
Lavaret English Fishbase
Lavaret French Fishbase
Lavaret German Fishbase
Lavaret du Bourget French Fishbase
Lavereto Italian Fishbase
Lavoret French Fishbase
Obyknovennyi prokhodnoi sig Russian Fishbase
Obyknovennyi sig Russian Fishbase
Planktonsik Swedish Fishbase
Pollan English Fishbase
Pollan Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Powan English Fishbase
Prokhodskoi sig Russian Fishbase
Sandsik Swedish Fishbase
Schelly English Fishbase
Sieja Polish Fishbase
Sieja a. brzona Polish Fishbase
Sieja wedrowna Polish Fishbase
siga Latvian Latvian NRC
Siika Finnish Fishbase
Sik Norwegian Fishbase
Storsik Swedish Fishbase
Vaellussiika Finnish Fishbase
Whitefish English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Coregonus baunti Muchomedijarov, 1948
Salmo lavaretus Linnaeus, 1758
Coregonus rondeletii Valenciennes, 1848
Coregonus dispersus cognatus Fatio, 1885
Coregonos lavaretus wartmanni Berg, 1932
Coregonus wartmanni (non Bloch, 1784)
Salmo maraena (non Bloch, 1779)
Salmo maraena media (non Hartmann, 1827)
Salmo wartmanni (non Bloch, 1784)
Coregonus muksun aspius (non Smitt, 1882)
Coregonus lavaretus lavaretus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Coregonus lavaretus baunti Mukhomediyarov, 1948

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Coregonus lavaretus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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