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Salvelinus sp. nov. 'Fjellfrøsvatn'

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SALMONIFORMES SALMONIDAE

Scientific Name: Salvelinus sp. nov. 'Fjellfrøsvatn'

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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)
Justification:
Fjellfrøsvatn, an oligotrophic subarctic lake on a tributary of River Målslev (17 km², 69°N), Tromsø County, northern Norway. Potentially threatened from introduced species (stocking of other Arctic Charr) and eutrophication.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Fjellfrøsvatn, an oligotrophic subarctic lake on a tributary of River Målslev (69°N), Tromsø County, northern Norway.
Countries:
Native:
Norway
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Population [top]

Population: No information.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat:
Lacustrine, below 20 m depth. The lake is oligotrophic, 6 km2, maximum depth 80 m, flat and muddy bottom in deeper part, covered by snow and ice from November-December to May-June.

Biology:
Spawns for the first time at 70 mm SL. Spawns in late February-early March. Feeds on benthic invertebrates.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potentially threatened from introduced species (stocking of other Arctic charr) and eutrophication.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Salvelinus sp. nov. 'Fjellfrøsvatn'. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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