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Arctic Charr Salvelinus alpinus Length 50-70cm<br />
This is an attractive member of the salmon family that, outside its limited British range, is restricted to northern and Arctic regions. It is a relict species from the last post-glacial era, now mostly confined to land-locked and isolated populations in deep lakes in upland districts in N Wales, the Lake District, Scotland and Ireland; Welsh fish are called Torgoch. Adult male Arctic Charr have greenish grey upperparts and a bright red belly; female fish have subdued colours.
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Arctic Charr Salvelinus alpinus Length 50-70cm
This is an attractive member of the salmon family that, outside its limited British range, is restricted to northern and Arctic regions. It is a relict species from the last post-glacial era, now mostly confined to land-locked and isolated populations in deep lakes in upland districts in N Wales, the Lake District, Scotland and Ireland; Welsh fish are called Torgoch. Adult male Arctic Charr have greenish grey upperparts and a bright red belly; female fish have subdued colours.

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Date: 15 Jul 2013
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Credit: MICHAEL J. HAMMETT/NPL
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