Arctic char
Arctic char
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Other Names

Salvelinus alpinus

French: omble chevalier
German: Saiblinge
Danish: fjaeldorred
Spanish and Italian: salmerino
Norwegian: roye
Dutch: beekridder
Portuguese: truta-des-fontes

Also: Arctic charr



Habitat: two types. In northern waters, it may live and spawn in the ocean, while wintering in fresh water. Further south, fresh water. 

Etymology: 17th century, of unknown origin.

The Arctic char has an elongated fusiform body. Its average size is between 38 and 46 cm. 

Lake Léman Arctic char in hyssop court-bouillon with market vegetables
Bernard et Guy Ravet, L'Ermitage Bernard Ravet, Suisse

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