Salvelinus killinensis (G√ľnther, 1866)
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 Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
 Max. size:  40 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Europe: Loch Killin (Invernessshire), Loch Doine (Trossachs), and possibly Loch Builg (Cairngorms) in Scotland, United Kingdom. Has long been formally recorded only from Loch Killin. This or a similar species has recently been found in several other lakes of Scotland.
 Diagnosis:  Distinguished from congeners in Scotland by having the following combination of characters: body olive-grey to bluish grey, with small pale spots, belly whitish; maxilla reaching posterior margin of eye in large individuals; pectoral length 0.8-1.0 times in HL; pectoral, pelvic and anal fins yellowish to reddish brown, narrow white anterior margin on anal and pelvic fins; mouth slightly subterminal, snout obtuse (Ref. 59043).
 Biology:  Inhabits deeper part of lakes. Moves to shallow areas to spawn. Preys on insect larvae, bivalves and crustaceans. Attains a maximum size of up to about 40 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
 IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (D2) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.08.98
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.07.10

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