Shortjaw Cisco

Shortjaw Cisco
Coregonus zenithicus
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
Not applicable
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Not applicable
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
No status
COSEWIC Assessment: 
NWT General Status Rank: 
At Risk

The shortjaw cisco is a member of the same family as salmon and trout. Like all salmonids, it has a small second back fin near its tail called an adipose fin. Shortjaw ciscoes have green backs, silvery sides with purple specks, and white bellies. They are a medium-sized fish with an average length of 28 cm.