Salvelinus neocomensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Salmoniformes Salmonidae

Scientific Name: Salvelinus neocomensis
Species Authority: Freyhof & Kottelat, 2005
Salmo fario Linnaeus, 1758 subspecies profundus Fuhrmann, 1903
Salvelinus salvelinus Linnaeus, 1758 subspecies profundus Fuhrmann, 1903

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.
Reviewer(s): Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
S. neocomensis was known definitely only from Lake Neuchâtel where it is now reported to be Extinct, it was last recorded in 1904. Further research has been undertaken (1950s and 2003) which failed to find evidence of its survival.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Lake Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: The species was last recorded in 1904. Further research has been undertaken and failed to find the species.
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat:
Deep water (below 80 m).

Spawns on muddy sediments in Lake Neuchâtel. Feeds mainly on insect larvae, snails, crustaceans and fish eggs.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Salvelinus neocomensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135421A4127253. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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