Salvelinus inframundus Regan, 1909

Orkney charr



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Salvelinus evasus Freyhof & Kottelat, 2005


A morphologically similar population of Salvelinus was discovered in Scotland in 2000, which may be this species (Freyhof & Kottelat, 2008).


Conservation Status

Missing or rediscovered

Last record: 1908

IUCN status: Data Deficient



Orkney Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Regan, C. T. (1909). The char of Great Britain. Annals Magazine of Natural History 3: 111-122.

Other references:

Adams, C. E. and Maitland, P. S. (2006). Arctic charr in Britain and Ireland – 15 species or one? Ecology of Freshwater Fish 16(1): 20-28.

Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. (2008). Salvelinus inframundus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 03 October 2011.

Regan, C. T. (1911). The freshwater fishes of the British Isles. London: Methuen.


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