Salvelinus evasus

Salvelinus evasus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Salvelinus
Species: S. evasus
Binomial name
Salvelinus evasus
(Freyhof & Kottelat, 2005)

Salvelinus evasus, is a vulnerable deepwater char or trout living in the Ammersee lake in Bavaria, Southern Germany.[2]

This fish lives in the great depths of the lake, below 80 m. It can reach up to a foot in length, about 30 cm. Salvelinus evasus has a blunt snout and the mouth in subinferior position. Its flanks are silvery to yellowish, often with paler spots. Unlike other deepwater char species its lower fins have white margins.[3]

Deepwater char are highly sensitive to changes in the quality of the water and some species such as Salvelinus neocomensis and Salvelinus profundus were driven recently to extinction in other European lakes.[4]


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