Least cisco

Least cisco
Least cisco
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Subfamily: Coregoninae
Genus: Coregonus
Species: C. sardinella
Binomial name
Coregonus sardinella
Vallenciennes, 1848

The least cisco, Coregonus sardinella, is a freshwater species of fish that inhabits some marginal seas of the Arctic. It is found from the Murchison River in Canada to Bristol Bay in Alaska, and in the Russian Arctic from the Kara Sea eastwards across the Laptev Sea, the East Siberian Sea, the Chukchi Sea and the northern part of the Bering Sea. It has been also introduced in some lakes and rivers in Uzbekistan.

This fish is not found above 80° of latitude.

In Russian it is known as "Belomorskaya ryapushka" or "Sibirskaya ryapushka", but it should not be confused with the "ryapushka".