Bering cisco

The Bering cisco lives in the pelagic-neritic, anadromous, freshwater, brackish, marine environment.

In Norton Sound, Bering cisco, saffron cod, sculpins, and snails (Littiorina planaxis) were found to consume herring eggs *232*. Predation upon larvae is intense. Predators may include comb jellies, jellyfish, arrow worms, small salmon, and amphipods. More

The bering cisco has only ever been identified once in the Yukon Territory, in the Yukon River near Dawson City in 1972. More

for Bering Cisco this season,and quickly located several strong markets for this undeveloped commercial species. Kwik'Pak supports the economic opportunity it can provide to area residents through continued development of this fishery and anticipates its growth in coming years. More

Bering cisco are found in the Bering Sea drainages of the Seward Peninsula, Norton Sound, and Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers. More

Bering cisco taken at Hess Creek in the middle Yukon River reach 17 inches and 3.5 pounds. Arctic cisco from the Colville River reach 14 inches, 1. 5 pounds, and may live 10 years. More

Arctic and Bering Ciscoes (Imarpinraq) are similar in appearance. They are easily distinguished from the Least Cisco by their smaller eyes and scales, more silvery color, white pectoral and pelvic fins and terminal mouths. Both these ciscoes feed on invertebrates and small fish. More

the Bering cisco’s journey is equally extraordinary. This small but powerful traveler, although under a half a metre in size, is known to battle against currents for over 2100 kilometres in its migratory upriver path from the Bering Sea through the Yukon River. More

characteristics and population dynamics of Bering cisco in the Yukon River Delta; and (2) assess life history, particularly anadromous or amphidromous movement patterns, using otolith elemental analysis. More

Each autumn huge numbers of Bering cisco migrate up the Yukon River from the coast, some as far as Dawson City. (drawing: Nancy Lewis-de Graf) Each autumn huge numbers of Bering cisco migrate up the Yukon River from the coast, some as far as Dawson City. More

Common names

Anmaglak in Other
Armagiak in Other
Bering cisco in English
Beringhelt in Danish (dansk)
Cisco de Béring in French (français)
Qaluhaq in Other
беринговоморский омуль in Russian (русский язык)
白令白鮭 in Mandarin Chinese
白令白鲑 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Salmoniformes
Family : Salmonidae
Genus : Coregonus
Species : Coregonus laurettae
Authority : Bean, 1881