This char lives in glacier lakes and river basins of Chukotka, Russian Far East, where it may adapt to extremely severe conditions. 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.
- Alexander G. Osinov, Anna L. Senchukova, Nikolai S. Mugue, Sergei D. Pavlov, Igor A. Chereshnev (2015) Speciation and genetic divergence of three species of charr from ancient Lake El'gygytgyn (Chukotka) and their phylogenetic relationships with other representatives of the genus Salvelinus Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116, 63–85.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Salvelinus taranetzi" in FishBase. February 2012 version.
- Gudkov PK (2003) Forms of Taranetzi Char in Lakes in Chukotka ЧТЕНИЯ ПАМЯТИ ВЛАДИМИРА ЯКОВЛЕВИЧА ЛЕВАНИДОВА, 2: 398-404.
- Taranetz Char - Big Game (in Russian)
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