Parallel evolution of profundal Arctic charr morphs in two contrasting fish communities

  title={Parallel evolution of profundal Arctic charr morphs in two contrasting fish communities},
  author={R. Knudsen and Per-Arne Amundsen and A. Eloranta and B. Hayden and A. Siwertsson and A. Klemetsen},
  • R. Knudsen, Per-Arne Amundsen, +3 authors A. Klemetsen
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • A population of small-sized Arctic charr living their entire life cycle in deep water was recently found in Lake Skogsfjordvatn, Northern Norway. Their phenotype and life history closely resembles the profundal charr morph in another subarctic Norwegian lake, Fjellfrøsvatn. Fjellfrøsvatn has one littoral omnivorous and one small profundal benthivorous (PB) charr morph coexisting with brown trout, whereas Skogsfjordvatn has migratory salmon, trout, charr and eel populations in addition to… CONTINUE READING
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