The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Peled, Syrok (Coregonus peled)

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Peled, Syrok (Coregonus peled) – predominantly lake fish of the herring family (Clupeidae). The upper jaw is slightly longer than the lower, a lot of gill rakers (49–68). On the head and dorsal fin, there are tiny black specks. It is large, up to 40–55 cm in length and 2.5–3 kg fish, rarely of 4.5 kg. It is common in lakes and rivers (from the Mezen in the west to the Kolyma in the east). Autumn spawning occurs in lakes near spring brooks and in rivers on pebble or sandy bottoms. Fertility is from 5,000 to 85,000 eggs, fine caviar. P. reaches sexual maturity at the age of 3–5 years. It feeds mainly in lakes on pelagic crustaceans. An important target species in the lower reaches of the Siberian rivers and in the Pechora.

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