SPECIES ID / Freshwater Fish of the Fraser Valley

Whitefish (Coregoninae)

  • Closely related to Salmon, Trout and Char
  • Most are fresh water, but some Arctic species  go to sea
  • Nine species in British Columbia, but just one in Fraser Valley

Identification Tips:

  • Adipose fin present
  • Pelvic fins originate below the dorsal fin
  • Large scales
  • No spines

Primary Information Source:
McPhail, J.D. 2007. The Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia. University of Alberta Press. Edmonton, Alberta.