My Scientific Name
By the Numbers
96,000 Number of eggs a large female can lay
35 Age in years of the oldest documented Broad whitefish
67 Length in centimeters of longest specimen recorded (over two feet)!
How to Identify Me
From back to belly my body is very broad and my face blunt and meatier compared to other whitefish. My mouth is very small and slightly down-turned. We average ~4.5-11 pounds.
Why I Matter
I’m an important food source for rural Alaska residents, especially Alaska Natives.
Unknown due to lack of biological and harvest information.