Salvelinus killinensis

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Salvelinus killinensis
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Salvelinus
Species: S. killinensis
Binomial name
Salvelinus killinensis
(Günther, 1865)

Salmo killinensis (Günther, 1866)

Salvelinus killinensis, also known as Haddy charr is a species of char found in certain lakes in Scotland.

It lives in the deeper regions of the lakes, moving to shallower waters only during the spawning season.


This Scottish char species is known to live in Loch Killin (Inverness-shire), after which it is named. It is also found in Loch Doine (Trossachs) and perhaps in Loch Builg (Cairngorms) as well.

Recently its presence has been reported in several other lakes of Scotland, although it may be not be Salvelinus killinensis, but a similar species.[2]


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