name = "Prosopium"
fossil_range = Late Miocene to Present [cite journal
last = Sepkoski
first = Jack
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = A compendium of fossil marine animal genera
journal = Bulletins of American Paleontology
volume = 364
issue =
pages = p.560
publisher =
location =
date = 2002
url =
doi =
id =
accessdate = 2008-01-08

image_width = 240px
image_caption = "Prosopium cylindraceum"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Salmoniformes
familia = Salmonidae
genus = "Prosopium"
genus_authority = Jordan, 1878
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = "Prosopium abyssicola" "Prosopium coulterii" "Prosopium cylindraceum" "Prosopium gemmifer" "Prosopium spilonotus" "Prosopium williamsoni"

"Prosopium" is a genus of fish in the trout/salmon family Salmonidae. The six species are primarily known from North America. However, the round whitefish "P. cylindraceum" is also widely found in the rivers of Siberia and the Pygmy Whitefish "Prosopium coulterii" is found in a certain lake in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, the Ekityki Lake.

Three of the species (Prosopium gemmifer, Prosopium spilonotus, and Prosopium abyssicola) are endemic to Bear Lake on the Utah-Idaho border.


* Molly Hallock and Paul E. Mongillo, "Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife "Washington State Status Report" (1998)."

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