Salvelinus fimbriatus Regan, 1908
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Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  20 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Europe: Endemic to Ireland in Lough Coomasaharn (Kerry).
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from congeners in Ireland by having 27-30 gill rakers, 16-20 on lower limb (vs. 11-16 in other species). Can be further distinguished by other species by the combination of having body depth 20-25% SL and snout conical, lower jaw not included in upper one (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Found in a small oligotrophic lake about 9 km from the sea. Feeds only on zooplankton. Spawns in November-December (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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