species of fish

The omul (Coregonus migratorius) is a kind of fish. It belongs to the same family as the trout and the salmon. It only lives in Lake Baikal and the rivers around it (the Angara for example. It is very typical for that region of Siberia).

Omul (freshly caught above, smoked below)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Coregonus
C. migratorius
Binomial name
Coregonus migratorius
(Georgi, 1775)
Lake Baikal, the only home of the omul

Omul considered a food delicacy and can be eaten n many ways. Local people consume it boiled, fried smoked, and freshly salted.

The Omul normally fished using seine nets and fishing nets, yet during early spring, it can be caught using a fishing road.[1]

References change

  1. Valentina, Sideleva (2004). "Mysterious Fish of Lake Baikal". Science First Hand.