Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Salmoniformes > Family: Salmonidae > Genus: Salvelinus > Species: Salvelinus fontinalis

Brook charr - Salvelinus fontinalis (Mitchill, 1814)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS, see also fact sheet
Natura 2000 species code 5833

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Amerikanischer bachsaibling German Fishbase
Amerikanski goletz Russian Fishbase
Amerikanskiy golets Russian Fishbase
Bachsaibling German Fishbase
Bäckröding Swedish Fishbase
Bekkeror Norwegian Fishbase
Bekkerøye Norwegian Fishbase
Bekkerøyr Norwegian Fishbase
Bronforei Dutch Fishbase
Bronforel Dutch Fishbase
Brook charr English Fishbase
Brook trout English Fishbase
Fântânel Romanian Fishbase
Kanadska pastrva Serbian Fishbase
Kaynak alabalygy Turkish Fishbase
Kildeorred Danish Fishbase
Kildeørred Danish Fishbase
Lindableikja Icelandic Fishbase
Omble de fontaine French Fishbase
Pastrav fântânel Romanian Fishbase
Pataki szajbling Hungarian Fishbase
Potocna zlatovcica Serbian Fishbase
Pstrag zrodlany Polish Fishbase
Puronieriä Finnish Fishbase
Salmerino di fontaine Italian Fishbase
Salmerino di fontana Italian Fishbase
Salmerino di fonte Italian Fishbase
Salter English Fishbase
Salvelino Spanish Fishbase
Saumon de fontaine French Fishbase
Siven Bulgarian Fishbase
Speckled char English Fishbase
Trucha de arroyo Spanish Fishbase
Truta-das-fontes Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Salmo fontinalis Mitchill, 1814
Salmo nigrescens Rafinesque, 1820
Salmo erythrogaster de Kay, 1842
Salmo hudsonicus Suckley, 1861
Baione fontinalis (Mitchill, 1814)
Salmo canadensis Griffith & Smith, 1834
Salvelinus timagamiensis Henn & Rinkenbach, 1925

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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