The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Salvelinus profundus Schillinger, 1901




Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Salvelinus salvelinus profundus Schillinger, 1901


Conservation Status

Last record: 1972 or later

Rediscovered in 2015

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Lake Constance (or Konstanz), Austria, Germany and Switzerland


Biology & Ecology




Previously known only from four preserved specimens, all mature females (Freyhof & Kottelat, 2005):

CAS 209135 (4)






Doenz, Carmela J. and Seehausen, Ole. (2020). Rediscovery of a presumed extinct species, Salvelinus profundus, after reā€oligotrophication. Ecology. doi: [Abstract]

Dörfel, H.-J. (1974). Untersuchungen zur Problematik der Saiblingspopulationen (Salvelinus alpinus L.) im Überlinger See (Bodensee).

Freyhof, Jorg and Kottelat, Maurice. (2005). Salvelinus evasus sp. n.., a charr from deep waters of Lake Ammersee, southern Germany (Teleostei; Salmonidae), with comments on two extinct species. Revue Suisse De Zoologie 112(1): 253-269.

Freyhof, J. and Kottelat, M. (2008). Salvelinus profundus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 09 July 2011.

Kottelat, M. and Freyhof, J. (2007). Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland.


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