Salvelinus scharffi Regan, 1908

Scharff's char



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

The validity of this species is highly questionable given the fact that only a single specimen was ever found despite fishing in Lough Owel. However, as no DNA analysis has been done to compare it genetically to other taxa in the genus, we cannot know for sure whether it is conspecific with another member of the genus.


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)?

Last record: 1908



Lough Owel, Ireland


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype.






Original scientific description:

Regan, C. T. (1908). A preliminary revision of the Irish char. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8: 225-234.


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