Salvelinus neocomensis Freyhof & Kottelat, 2005
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Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Europe: Lake Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland (Ref. 56679). Extinct (Ref.59043).
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from congeners in central Europe by the following characters: males with pelvic fin reaching to anus; flank yellowish, fins without white margins; mouth subinferior, lower jaw included in upper jaw; snout blunt; eye diameter 1.0-1.1 times in interorbital distance, 24-25% HL; body depth at anal origin 13-16% SL; and 21-23 gill rakers (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Inhabits lake in deep area, below 80 m. Feeds predominantly on insect larvae, snails, crustaceans and fish eggs (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Extinct (EX); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.11.06
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.07.10

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