Dwarf Arctic char

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Dwarf Arctic char
Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Salvelinus
Species: S. taranetzi
Binomial name
Salvelinus taranetzi
Kaganowsky, 1955

The dwarf Arctic char, Salvelinus taranetzi, also known as the Taranetz char, is a species of salmonid native to Russia.[1]


This char lives in glacier lakes and river basins of Chukotka, Eastern Siberia, where it may adapt to extremely severe conditions.[2] It may be found both in fresh and brackish waters between the Kolyma River and the Bering Sea, including the Rauchua (Bilibino District), the Chaun Bay rivers (Chaun District), Pegtymel River, Amguema River, Vankarem River and Kymyneyveem River (Iultinsky District), as well as the rivers of the Kolyuchinskaya Bay, Chegitun River, Uttyveem River and Koolenvaam River, the Saint Lawrence Bay, Mechigmen Bay, Getlyangen, Lake Achchen, Nunyamovaam and Erguveem (Providensky District) and Seutakan, Chelkun and Ioniveyem River. Kresta Bay (Iultinsky District), the Anadyr basin (Anadyr District) and the rivers with mouths on the coast south of Anadyr.[3]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Salvelinus taranetzi" in FishBase. February 2012 version.
  2. ^ Forms of Taranetzi Char in Lakes in Chukotka
  3. ^ Taranetz Char - Big Game (in Russian)