Salvelinus fontinalis

Scientific name Salvelinus fontinalis
Descriptor Mitchill
Year of description 1814
IUCN category (World) NE
Family Salmonidae
Genus Salvelinus
Salvelinus fontinalis Salvelinus fontinalis

Introduction

Salvelinus fontinalis is a fresh water fish from the North America.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    80 cm
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    80 cm

How to recognize Salvelinus fontinalis ?

Salvelinus fontinalis measures between 30 and 80 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Salvelinus fontinalis is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found mid-depth and near surface. This species is carnivorous .

Salvelinus fontinalis is a territorial animal that does not tolerate any incursions into its living area. It is particularly virulent against other territorial species and it can provoke heated fights.

Reproduction

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    5 - 20 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    6.5 - 8
  • gh (hardness)
    5 - 15
  • Flow
    Strong

Biotope presentation

Salvelinus fontinalis prefers well oxygenated waters in current areas and rapids. It frequents fast flowing waters where the bottom is strewn with pebbles, wood or leaves carried by the current. It can be found not far from waterfalls .

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