(Freyhof & Kottelat, 2005)
This fish lives in the great depths of the lake, below 80 m. It can reach up to a foot in length, about 30 cm. Salvelinus evasus has a blunt snout and the mouth in subinferior position. Its flanks are silvery to yellowish, often with paler spots. Unlike other deepwater char species its lower fins have white margins.
Deepwater char are highly sensitive to changes in the quality of the water and some species such as Salvelinus neocomensis and Salvelinus profundus were driven recently to extinction in other European lakes.
- IUCN Red list
- Maurice Kottelat: European Freshwater Fishes; Cornol 2007. ISBN 978-2-8399-0298-4
- Fishbase Salvelinus evasus
- Red List - Volume 1: Vertebrates (2009) - General assessment for the vertebrate groups