Juvenile and young adult bloaters (Coregonus hoyi) were tested for tolerance to high temperatures. The ultimate upper lethal temperature of juvenile bloaters (26.75 C) appeared to be slightly higher than that of young adult bloaters, but was similar to that of juvenile ciscoes,Coregonus artedii (26.0 C), the only other North American coregonine for which a detailed description of temperature tolerance has been published.Regression equations are given that permit estimation of the thermal tolerance when the lethal temperatures are incompletely known. The estimated thermal tolerance of juvenile bloaters (617 units) was slightly less than that of the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis; 625 units), but was higher than that of other Salmonidae.
|Title||Temperature tolerance of bloater (Coregonus hoyi)|
|Authors||Thomas A. Edsall, Donald V. Rottiers, Edward H. Brown|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Great Lakes Science Center|