Arctic char

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The Arctic char or Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) is a cold-water fish in the family Salmonidae, native to alpine lakes, as well as Arctic and subarctic coastal waters in the Holarctic.

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Arctic char
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Salvelinus
S. alpinus
Binomial name
Salvelinus alpinus
previous scientific names
  • Salmo alpinus Linnaeus, 1758 Salmo carbonarius Strøm, 1784 Salmo levis Mohr, 1786
    Salmo palja Walbaum, 1792
    Salmo trutta laevis Walbaum, 1792 Salmo laevis Walbaum, 1792 Salmo punctatus Cuvier, 1829 Salmo nivalis Faber, 1829 Salmo ventricosus Nilsson, 1832 Salmo rutilus Nilsson, 1832 Salmo ascanii Valenciennes, 1848 Salmo oquassa Girard, 1854 Salmo salvelinostagnalis Smitt, 1886 Salmo alpinostagnalis Smitt, 1886 Salmo hybridus Smitt, 1886 Salvelinus aureolus Bean, 1887 Salvelinus lepechini melanostomus Berg, 1932 Salvelinus lepechini profundicola Berg, 1932