World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Kirikuchi char

Article Id: WHEBN0012622201
Reproduction Date:

Title: Kirikuchi char  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: IUCN Red List endangered animal species, Wildlife of Japan
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Kirikuchi char

Kirikuchi char
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Salvelinus
Species: S. leucomaenis
Subspecies: S. leucomaenis japonicus
Trinomial name
Salvelinus leucomaenis japonicus
Ōshima, 1961

Salvelinus japonicus[1]

The kirikuchi char, Salvelinus leucomaenis japonicus, is a freshwater fish in the Salmonidae family. It is endemic to the Kii Peninsula of central Honshu in Japan. It is the southernmost population of the char genus Salvelinus and is considered a relict in its region. Other fish of the same genus have, however, been introduced in the area, and the kirikuchi char is hybridizing with them extensively.[2] Kirikuchi char remain in two separate headwater streams of the Totsu River system, and they retain little genetic variation.[2]


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.