Angayukaksurak char

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Angayukaksurak char
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Salvelinus
Species: S. anaktuvukensis
Binomial name
Salvelinus anaktuvukensis
Morrow, 1973

The angayukaksurak char (Salvelinus anaktuvukensis) is a type of salmonid fish found in Alaska in a few select Brooks Range headwaters.

It was described as a distinct species on morphological grounds by Morrow in 1973, but the concept of a separate species status was soon refuted, even by Morrow himself.[1] Further genetic studies have also failed to distinguish this fish from the more widespread Dolly Varden trout (Salvelinus malma malma), and it is now considered to represent natural variation within that (sub)species.[1][2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b M.W. Kowalchuk, C.D. Sawatzky and J.D Reist (2010) A Review of the Taxonomic Structure within Dolly Varden, Salvelinus malma (Walbaum 1792), of North America Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Research Document 2010/013
  2. ^ S.B. Ayers (2010) A REVIEW OF THE SPECIES STATUS OF THE ANGAYUKAKSURAK CHARR (SALVELINUS ANAKTUVUKENSIS) OF NORTHERN ALASKA: PERSPECTIVES FROM MOLECULAR AND MORPHOLOGICAL DATA MSc thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Salvelinus anaktuvukensis FishBase, read 9.4.2012 ("Issue: This species is synonym of Salvelinus malma in CofF ver. May 2011 following Scharpf (2006)")