Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 23(S): 3-6, doi: 10.3750/AIP1993.23.S.01
Some observations on biological peculiarities of the Svalbard form of the Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus (L.))
expand article infoA. Winnicki
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Morphological studies on the Svalbard form of Salvelinus alpinus (L.) revealed numerous differences between the form and populations of the species from other regions. A suggestion is put forward that the differences have resulted from different, sometimes extremely harsh, environmental conditions the Svalbard population is exposed to. A more restrictive protection of the species as an environmental indicator is postulated to be implemented on Svalbard.