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  1. Beloribitsa Whitefish Also known as Stenodus Leucichthys. This is a semi-anadromous fish of the salmon family (Salmonidae). It inhabits the waters of the Caspian Sea Basin. It is a valuable commercial fish. The basis of the juvenile whitefish's dite are crustaceans, as well as insect larvae. Adults feed exclusively on fish. It has an elongated, spindle-shaped body of silver color, brownish-blue back and a white belly. The dorsal and caudal fins are brownish-gray, all others are gray colored. An adult whitefish can reach 130 cm in length and weigh up to 14 kg.
  2. Ludoga whitefish is a subspecies of common whitefish, which lives in the cold waters of Ladoga and Onega lakes. The word "ludoga" comes from "lud", which means a stony area under the water, this fish prefers such areas, hence the name of the subspecies. Its appearence is distinguished by a small head, thinner in the front. It has a protruding upper jaw, which forms a convex nose. Its eyes are silvery. It feeds on small crustaceans, mollusks, fish roe. Its body length is from 30 to 50 cm, average weight amounts to 800-900 g.
  3. Valaam whitefish originating from diadromous whitefish of the Baltic and North Seas forms a diadromous form with multiple gill rakers, described for Ladoga and Onega lakes. It is often found in the Ladoga Lake near the island of Valaam, hence the name. It lives at a depth exceeding 50 m. During emersion to the surface its swim bladder increases in size, inflating the stomach, for which it is also called goitered whitefish. It feeds on benthic organisms and plankton. The usual length of Valaam whitefish is from 40 to 50 cm. Its weight is about 1-1.5 kg. Large specimens reach a length of more than half a meter and a weight of more than 2 kg.
  4. Vuoksa whitefish is one of the seven varieties of the common diadromous whitefish, inhabiting the Ladoga Lake, which is a form migrating between lakes and rivers: it breeds in the river, it feeds in the lake. It is a pretty rare fish. It lives mainly in the northern and north-western part of the Ladoga. Its diet is based on plankton. Adult specimens reach a length of about 50 cm and a weight of up to 2-2.5 kg.
  5. Volkhov whitefish inhabits Lake Ladoga, most often it is found near rivers Volkhov and Svir. It looks very similar to the common whitefish. Its body is oblong, its head has a broad forehead and small eyes. Its scales are large and have no iridenscence. The back is dark, almost black, the belly is lighter. Fin color varies from gray to black. Volkhov whitefish feeds on molluscs, small crustaceans and insects. It can eat roe and fry of other fish species. Average body length is from 40 to 50 cm, with a weight from 1 to 1.5 kg. Large specimens can reach 60 cm in length and a weight of 2 kg.
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