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Salvelinus killinensis  (Günther, 1866)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Salmoniformes (Salmons) > Salmonidae (Salmonids) > Salmoninae
Etymology: Salvelinus: Old name for char; it is the same root of german "saibling" = little salmon (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate, preferred ?; 58°N - 57°N, 5°W - 4°W

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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 / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

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     Glossary (e.g. 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).

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Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 1972. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol and Freyhof, Berlin. 646 pp. (Ref. 59043)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00464 - 0.02058), b=3.03 (2.86 - 3.20), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .