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Salvelinus agassizii (Garman, 1885)

Silver trout



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Salmo agassizii Garman, 1885; Salvelinus agassizi (Garman, 1885); Salvelinus fontinalis agassizii (Garman, 1885)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1926 (Christine Lake) (Warefl et al. 1939); 1930 (Dublin Pond) (Behnke, 1980)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Dublin Pond & Christine Lake, New Hampshire, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Garman, Samuel. (1885). The American salmon and trout, including introduced species. Nineteenth Annual Report, Comm. Inland Fish. Mass: 1-23, Pls. 1-19.


Other references:

Behnke, Robert J. (1980). A systematic review of the genus Salvelinus, pp. 441-480. In: Balon, E. K. (ed.). Charrs salmonid fishes of the genus Salvelinus. The Netherlands: W. Junk Publ.

Bigelow, S. L. (1850). Observations on some of the habits of salmo fontinalis. Boston J. Nat. Hist. 6: 49.

Jelks, Howard L., Walsh, Stephen J., Burkhead, Noel M., Contreras-Balderas, Salvador, Díaz-Pardo, Edmundo, Hendrickson, Dean A., Lyons, J., Mandrak, Nicholas E., McCormick, Frank, Nelson, Joseph F., Platania, Steven P., Porter, Brady A., Renaud, Claude B., Schmitter-Soto, Juan Jacabo, Taylor, Eric B. and Warren, Melvin L. Jr. (2008). Conservation status of imperiled North American freshwater and diadromous fishes. Fisheries 33(8): 372-407.

Jordan, D. S. (1885). Note on Mr. Garman's paper on the American salmon and trout. Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus. 8: 81-83.

Miller, R. R., Williams, J. D. and Williams, J. E. (1989). Extinctions of North American fishes during the past century. Fisheries 14(6): 22-38.

Warfel, H. E. et al. (1939). Notes on lakes of the Connecticut watershed, pp. 88-121. In: Warfel, H. E. (ed.). Biological survey of the Connecticut watershed. New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept. Surv. Rep. 4: 1-256.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Salvelinus agassizii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 26 January 2015.


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