Osmerus eperlanus

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Vulnerability
Least Concern Species of least concern

Information

Inhabits marine waters, estuaries and large lakes. A midwater species, rarely far from shore, primarily anadromous in the west and lacustrine in the east; shoaling at least during spawning season. The essential part of its life is spend in the estuarine zone, with just short incursions in the littoral zone. The migratory form is grouping together in the estuarine zone for reproduction.

Localization

North Atlantic: White Sea southward to western coasts of France (south to the Gironde estuary) including Baltic Sea, southern North Sea and British Isles. Landlocked populations in lakes of coastal areas of North, Baltic, White and Barents Sea. North to about 68° N in Scandinavia.

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Environment

Marine/Brackish/Freshwater

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