Mountain whitefish look quite
trout-like but have a much
smaller head, a larger adipose
fin, larger scales and no teeth.
The snout is pointy and sticks
out past the mouth. It is
greyish to light brown on the
back, silvery on the sides and
white on the belly. The scales
are relatively large, round and
may be outlined with black.
Ministry of Fisheries. 1999. Mountain Whitefish. Ministry of Fisheries. BC Fish Facts
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: fish, fish facts, mountain whitefish, whitefish, fisheries
Scientific Name: Prosopium williamsoni
English Name: Mountain Whitefish
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