First Record of Age 0+ Atlantic Whitefish, Coregonus huntsmani, from the Wild

Dan J. Hasselman, Phillip Longue, Rod G. Bradford


A small school of juvenile Atlantic Whitefish (~20-30 individuals) were observed in the littoral zone of Hebb Lake (Petite Rivière watershed), Nova Scotia in June 2000. Of these, a single individual was captured with a beach seine, and confirmed to be a young-of-the-year specimen. This is the first documented report of the occurrence of wild Atlantic Whitefish juveniles. Occupation of the littoral zone into early summer by young-of-the-year Atlantic Whitefish may have implications for predation by invasive Smallmouth Bass.


Atlantic Whitefish; Coregonus huntsmani; wild juvenile; first record; Hebb Lake; Petite Rivière watershed; Nova Scotia

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