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lake whitefish, Coregonus clupeaformis(noun)
found in the Great Lakes and north to Alaska
The lake whitefish is a species of freshwater whitefish from North America. Lake whitefish are found throughout much of Canada and parts of the northern United States, including all of the Great Lakes. The lake whitefish is sometimes referred to as a "humpback" fish due to the small size of the head in relation to the length of the body. It is a valuable commercial fish, and also occasionally taken by sport fishermen. Smoked, refrigerated, vacuum-packed lake whitefish fillets are available in North American grocery stores. Other vernacular names used for this fish include Sault whitefish, gizzard fish, common whitefish, eastern whitefish, Great Lakes whitefish, humpback whitefish, inland whitefish and whitefish. The scientific genus name Coregonus means "angle eye" in Greek and the species name clupeaformis means "herring-shaped" in Latin. Alternative names include: Cree: Atihkamekw, Atekamek,Atikamek, Attikumèk; Danish: Helt; Dutch: Marene; English: Eastern whitefish, Common whitefish, Gizzard fish, Grand coregone, Great Humpback whitefish, Inland whitefish, Lakes whitefish, Lake whitefish, Sault whitefish, Whitefish; Finnish: Siika, Sillisiika; French: Corégone, Grande corégone; German : Felchen, Maräne; Greek: Koregonos; Italian: Coregone; Norwegian: Sik; Portuguese: Coregono; Spanish: Coregono; Swedish: Sik.
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