Description

The houting (Coregonus oxyrinchus) is a European, allegedly extinct species of whitefish in the family Salmonidae. It is native to the estuaries and rivers draining to the North Sea. The houting is distinguishable from other Coregonus taxa by having a long, pointed snout, an inferior mouth and a different number of gill rakers.[1][2] The houting once occurred in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and England.[3]

Date of Extinction

2008

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