Salvelinus lonsdalii Regan, 1909
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Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Europe: Haweswater (Cumbria) in England, United Kingdom.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from congeners in British Isles by having the following combination of characters: flank bluish brown with numerous orange spots; interorbital space convex; eye diameter smaller than snout length at 12-14 SL, 4.5-5.3 times in HL; lower jaw length more than 2/3 of HL in adult males; snout conical, pointed, upper jaw not protruding; maxilla extending to posterior margin of eye in adult males (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Inhabits deep lake. Attains a maximum size of up to about 15 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (B1ab(v)+2ab(v)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.08.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.07.10

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