The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Coregonus gutturosus Gmelin, 1818

Bodensee kilch, Kilch



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1970's?

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Lake Constance (Austria, Germany and Switzerland)


Biology & Ecology




"the only existing specimens of a now-extinct whitefish species, C. gutturosus Gmelin 1818, can only be found in the collection of Paul Steinmann...

...Material examined. Non-types. NMBE-1076230 (Eawag-246), NMBE1076232 (Eawag-248–1), NMBE-1076233 (N = 6: Eawag–249–1, Eawag-249–2,
Eawag-249–3, Eawag-249–4, Eawag-249–5, Eawag-249–6), NMBE-1076232 (N =
2: Eawag-248–2, Eawag-248–3), Switzerland, Lake Constance (47°38'N, 9°22'E), N

= 10, 169–292 mm SL." (Selz et al., 2020:126,143)






Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. (2008). Coregonus gutturosus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 08 July 2011.

Selz, O. M., Dönz, C. J., Vonlanthen, P. and Seehausen, O. (2020). A taxonomic revision of the whitefish of lakes Brienz and Thun, Switzerland, with descriptions of four new species (Teleostei, Coregonidae). ZooKeys 989: 79-162. doi:


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