Salvelinus salvelinoinsularis (Lönnberg, 1900)
Bear Island charr
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Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  37.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 16 years
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Europe: Bear Island (74°25'N, 19°00'E).
Diagnosis:  Differs from the sympatric, non-anadromous Salvelinus salvelinus population by having the following unique characters: maximum size 17 cm SL; spawns for the first time at 11.0 cm SL (vs. 28 cm SL); and mature individuals with belly drab bronze greyish (vs. bright yellow to carmine). Can be further diagnosed by having 30-42 pyloric caeca (vs. 39-52); 22-26 gill rakers (vs. 24-27);and mature individuals often with parr marks (vs. absence) (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  A non-anadromous species which inhabits shallow lakes. Feeds on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.03.10
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.10.15

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