The Salmonid fishes of Lake Baikal and its adjacent water systems: annotated checklist with new taxa description
Keywords:Salmoniformes, systematics, distribution areas, diagnostic characters, Lake Baikal, Baikal region
The updated list of Salmonid fishes of Lake Baikal and its adjacent basins is presented with data on nomenclature, diagnostic characters and distribution, systematics notes and illustrations. At present, 20 species of salmon-like fish belonging to eight genera and three families (Coregonidae, Salmonidae and Thymallidae) have been indicated in the Baikal region. The validity of the species Coregonus skrjabini Karasjov, 1987; Coregonus sajanensis Gundriser, 1978 and Brachymystax czerskii Kirillov, 1979 has been restored. A new replacement name Coregonus karasjovi Bogdanov (nom. nov.) has been established for Baunt cisco-liked whitefish. A new species of grayling Thymallus lenensis Knizhin (sp. nov.) has been described.
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