Common name of Coregonus clupeaformis
 
Common name Humpback whitefish
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 3 - (Other common name)
Country Canada
Locality
Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
Core color pattern(s)
1st modifier morphology
2nd modifier
Remarks 'whitefish', i.e., any of the various market fishes with white flesh that is not oily (p. 1345 in Ref. 11978); 'carp', from Medieval Latin 'carpa', probably via Old French 'carpe' and of Germanic origin (p. 98, Ref. 11979); 'white', from Indo-European '*kwitnos' or '*kwidnos', formed from same base as Sanskrit 'sveta', i.e., white and Russian 'svet', i.e., light (p. 573, Ref. 11979).
 
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
Checked by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
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