salvelinus alpinus

Salvelinus

Salvelinus is a genus of salmonid fish, often called char or charr; many of the fish called "trouts" also belong here. Charr may be identified by light cream pink or red spots over a darker body. Scales tend to be small, with 115-200 along the lateral line. Pectoral, pelvic, anal, and lower aspect of caudal fin are trimmed in snow white or cream leading edges.

Many members of this genus are popular sports fish, and a few such as the lake trout (S. namaycush), are the object of commercial fisheries and aquaculture. Occasionally such fish escape and become invasive species.

Species

Hybrids

References

  • (2006): Salvelinus species Version of 2006-MAR-14. Retrieved 2008-FEB-01.
  • (2002): Osteichthyes. In: A compendium of fossil marine animal genera. Bulletin of American Paleontology 364: 560. HTML fulltext

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