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Salvelinus thingvallensis  (Saemundsson, 1908)

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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; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 59043).   Polar; 65°N - 64°N, 22°W - 20°W

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Europe: Lake Thingvalla, Iceland.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043); max. reported age: 17 years (Ref. 59043)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished from congeners in Iceland by the following characters: presence of parr marks in adults; flank dark brown with irregular golden or yellow spots, belly beige to yellowish, usually blackish markings on throat (not much difference between breeding and non-breeding coloration); pectoral fins black, other fins beige, caudal and dorsal fins with pale spots; snout blunt, rounded, about equal to eye diameter; mouth subinferior, upper jaw projecting (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow littoral zone, with water 0-10 m deep. A nocturnal species which hides between stones during the day. Feeds predominantly on snails, and to a lesser extend on benthic insects (Ref. 59043).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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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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 (0.00470 - 0.02030), b=3.03 (2.86 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±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 vulnerability (40 of 100) .