Salvethymus svetovidovi

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Salvethymus svetovidovi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Salvethymus
Chereshnev & Skopets, 1990
Species: S. svetovidovi
Binomial name
Salvethymus svetovidovi
Chereshnev & Skopets, 1990

Salvethymus svetovidovi, also called the long-finned charr, is a species of salmonid fish. It is endemic to Elgygytgyn Lake in Chukotka, Far East of Russia,[2][1] together with another char species, the small-mouth char Salvelinus elgyticus.[3] A third char species in the same lake is the Boganid char Salvelinus cf. boganidae.[4][3]


The long-finned char is a morphologically aberrant type of char; when scientifically first described in 1990, it was placed as the single species in Salvethymus, a new monotypic genus. It is closely related to the true chars in the genus Salvelinus and is phylogeneticaclly placed within this genus; it is probably a sister lineage to the Arctic char complex (Salvelinus alpinus).[5][4]


  1. ^ a b Kottelat, M. 1996. Salvethymus svetovidovi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Downloaded on 5 August 2007.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Salvethymus svetovidovi" in FishBase. February 2012 version.
  3. ^ a b "The Elgygytgyn Lake, Chukotka". Fly Fishing Russia. Retrieved Dec 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b 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.
  5. ^ Brunner, Patrick C.; Marlis R. Douglas; Alexander Osinov; Chris C. Wilson; Louis Bernatchez (2001). "Holarctic phylogeography of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus L.) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences" (PDF). Evolution. 55 (3): 573–586. doi:10.1111/j.0014-3820.2001.tb00790.x. PMID 11327164.