Salvelinus maxillaris Regan, 1909
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Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  27 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Europe: Several lakes in northern Scotland, especially draining to North Minch (strait between Highland, Skye Island and Hebrides Islands): Loch near Ben Hope, possibly Loch Merkland in Sutherland, Loch Clair, Loch Coulin, possibly Loch Maree in Wester Ross, Loch Langavat and Loch na Craobhaig in Isle of Lewis.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from congeners in British Isles by having olive to orange patch on upper part of opercle in several populations. Differs also by the combination of the following characters: lower jaw extending beyond posterior margin of eye in males larger than 20 cm SL; body dark brown to bluish grey, with orange to red belly in adult males; small orange dots on sides, mostly below lateral line; pelvic, pectoral and anal fins with a conspicuous white anterior margin; and caudal fin with a whitish to orangish margin (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  A lacustrine species (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.08.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.07.10

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