Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Salmoniformes > Family: Salmonidae > Genus: Salvelinus > Species: Salvelinus alpinus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Salvelinus alpinus erythrinus (Georgi, 1775) Fishbase (2002)

Alpine char - Salvelinus alpinus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5832

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

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

Not available

Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alpine char English Fishbase
Arctic charr English Fishbase
Arkticheskiy golets Russian Fishbase
Arktisk roye Norwegian Fishbase
Barjaktarica Serbian Fishbase
Beekridder Dutch Fishbase
Bleikja Icelandic Fishbase
Charr English Fishbase
Fjällröding Swedish Fishbase
Fjeldørred Danish Fishbase
Golec zwyczajny Polish Fishbase
Jezerska zlatovcica Serbian Fishbase
Lake char English Fishbase
Nieriä Finnish Fishbase
Omble arctique French Fishbase
Omble chevalier French Fishbase
Pastrav alpin Romanian Fishbase
Pastrve Serbian Fishbase
Riddervis Dutch Fishbase
Röding Swedish Fishbase
Röye Norwegian Fishbase
Royr Norwegian Fishbase
Ruabhreac Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Rødding Danish Fishbase
Røding Danish Fishbase
Røye Norwegian Fishbase
Saibling German Fishbase
Salmerino Italian Fishbase
Salmerino alpino Italian Fishbase
Salmerino artico Italian Fishbase
Salvelino Spanish Fishbase
Salvelino-árctico Portuguese Fishbase
Schwarzreuter German Fishbase
Seeforelle German Fishbase
Seesaibling German Fishbase
Tiefsee-Saibling German Fishbase
Trucha alpina Spanish Fishbase
Truta-das-fontes Portuguese Fishbase
Wandersaibling German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Salmo alpinus Linnaeus, 1758
Salmo kundsha Pallas, 1776
Salmo carbonarius Strøm, 1784
Salmo levis Mohr, 1786
Salmo lepechini Gmelin, 1788
Salmo laevis Walbaum, 1792
Salmo palja Walbaum, 1792
Salmo punctatus Cuvier, 1829
Salmo nivalis Faber, 1829
Salmo ventricosus Nilsson, 1832
Salmo rutilus Nilsson, 1832
Salmo ascanii Valenciennes, 1848
Salmo salvelino-stagnalis Smitt, 1886
Salmo alpino-stagnalis Smitt, 1886
Salmo hybridus Smitt, 1886
Salvelinus lepechini melanostomus Berg, 1932
Salvelinus lepechini subsp. profundicola Berg, 1932
Salvelinus alpinus salvelinus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Salmo salvelinus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Salmo alpinostagnalis Smitt, 1886
Salvelinus lepechini profundicola Berg, 1932

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Salvelinus alpinus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
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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