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Whitefish 

Traits: Fish with slender, rounded body; forked tails; small mouth with upper jaw overlapping the lower jaw; animal (invertebrate)

Habitat: Lakes, streams, estuaries

Foods: Mainly insects, including larval mayflies, stoneflies, midges, dragonflies, mosquitoes; also eggs and larvae of other fish

Eaten by: Lake trout, burbot, arctic char, humans; fry are eaten by fish-eating birds, such as mergansers and grebes.

Do You Know? Most whitefish migrate long distances between feeding and spawning grounds. Some migrate to salt water feeding areas, but spawn and overwinter in fresh water.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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