Salvelinus colii (Günther, 1863)

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Endemic to Ireland: several lakes draining westward, in Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Donegal and Westmeant Counties.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from congeners in Ireland by the following combination of characters: body depth 20-25% SL; snout conical, lower jaw not included in upper one; pectoral length 0.5-0.7 times in distance from its origin to pelvic origin; small to indistinct spots on lower flank, whitish to red or orange (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Occurs in lakes. Feeds on benthic and planktonic invertebrates. Spawns in November-December (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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