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Salvelinus killinensis  (Günther, 1866)

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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Salmoniformes (Salmons) > Salmonidae (Salmonids) > Salmoninae
Etymology: Salvelinus: Old name for char; it is the same root of german "saibling" = little salmon (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce benthopelagico.   Temperate, preferred ?; 58°N - 57°N, 5°W - 4°W

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

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.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 59043)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

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).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol and Freyhof, Berlin. 646 pp. (Ref. 59043)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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