Salvelinus leucomaenis

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Salvelinus leucomaenis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Salvelinus
Species: S. leucomaenis
Binomial name
Salvelinus leucomaenis
(Pallas, 1814)

S. l. imbrius D. S. Jordan & E. A. McGregor, 1925
S. l. leucomaenis (Pallas, 1814)
S. l. pluvius (Hilgendorf, 1876)

Salvelinus leucomaenis is a Japanese trout in the genus Salvelinus called iwana in Japanese and white-spotted char in English. Iwana is widely fished in Japan. Both landlocked and ocean run forms occur. The landlocked form grows up to 14 inches, and prefers low-temperature streams. The seagoing fish can grow over two feet long. The oldest reported specimen was nine years old.