|Scientific Name:||Salvelinus killinensis|
|Species Authority:||(Günther, 1866)|
Salvelinus evasus Freyhof & Kottelat, 2005
|Taxonomic Notes:||Long formally recorded only from Loch Killin. This or similar species have recently been recorded from several other lakes of Scotland. Above diagnosis largely based on latter populations.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)|
The species is known from Loch Killin (2 km²) (Inverness-shire), Loch Doine (3 km²) (Trossachs), possibly Loch Builg (<5 km²) (Cairngorms) and other lakes. The species has no known current threats but the introduction of alien fish species from fish farms or angling is a potential threat.
|Range Description:||Scotland: Loch Killin (Inverness-shire), Loch Doine (Trossachs), possibly Loch Builg (Cairngorms) and from several other lakes.|
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Habitat: |
Deeper part of lakes.
In Loch Killin, moves to shallow areas to spawn. Feeds on insect larvae, bivalves and crustaceans.
|Major Threat(s):||Fish farms and other means of introductions of alien fish species are a potential threat to the species.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information.|
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Salvelinus killinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135415A4126310.Downloaded on 30 July 2016.|
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