Thymallus brevirostris Kessler, 1879
Mongolian grayling
Thymallus brevirostris
photo by Schöffmann, J.

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Thymallinae
Max. size:  39 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Russia and Great Lakes basin in Mongolia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-20; Anal spines: 3-4; Anal soft rays: 8-12
Biology:  Found in landlocked basins. Usually with T. arcticus, with which it possibly interbreeds (Ref. 593). Omnivore, occasionally predatory. In autumn and winter it forms large shoals at the entrance of rivers and streams into lakes (Ref. 41072).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.08.91
Modified by: Pablico, Grace Tolentino - 22.01.02
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 16.08.94

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