Salvelinus confluentus (Suckley, 1859)
Bull trout
Salvelinus confluentus
photo by Keeley, E.R.

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  103 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 15 kg
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Coastal and mountain streams of Arctic, Pacific, and Missouri River drainages from extreme southern Yukon in Canada to headwaters of Columbia River drainage in northern Nevada, USA, and McCloud River drainage in northern California, USA.
Biology:  Occurs in deep pools of large cold rivers and lakes (Ref. 5723). Most common in high mountainous areas where snowfields and glaciers are present (Ref. 5723). Rarely anadromous (Ref. 5723, Ref. 51243). Lacustrine form matures in lakes and spawns in tributaries, where young reside for one to three years (Ref. 10367).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (A2e) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 14.03.14

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