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

Great lake trout - Salvelinus namaycush (Walbaum, 1792)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Amerikanische seeforelle German Fishbase
Amerikansk søørred Danish Fishbase
Canadaröye Norwegian Fishbase
Canadarødding Danish Fishbase
Canadarøding Danish Fishbase
Canadarøye Norwegian Fishbase
Cristivomer French Fishbase
Great lake trout English Fishbase
Grey trout English Fishbase
Harmaanieriä Finnish Fishbase
Kanadaröding Swedish Fishbase
Kanadarødding Danish Fishbase
Kanadarøding Danish Fishbase
Lake trout English Fishbase
Murta Icelandic Fishbase
Namaycush English Fishbase
Omble d'Amérique French Fishbase
Omble du Canada French Fishbase
Pastrva Serbian Fishbase
Salvelino-lacustre Portuguese Fishbase
Severoamerikanskiy kristivomer Russian Fishbase
Togue English Fishbase
Touladi English Fishbase
Trota di lago americana Italian Fishbase
Trucha lacustre Spanish Fishbase
Truite de lac d'Amérique French Fishbase
Truta-do-lago Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Salmo namaycush Walbaum, 1794
Salmo amethystinus Mitchill, 1818
Cristivomer namaycush Jordan & Evermann, 1896
Salmo confinis DeKay, 1842
Salmo ferox Perley, 1852
Salmo pallidus Rafinesque, 1817
Salmo amethystus Mitchill, 1818
Cristivomer namaycush (Walbaum, 1792)
Cristovomer namayacush (Walbaum, 1792)

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
NOBANIS: Salvelinus namaycush European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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