from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A spotted trout (Salvelinus malma), inhabiting Northern America, west of the Rocky Mountains; -- called also Dolly Varden trout, bull trout, red-spotted trout, and golet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as Dolly Varden trout (which see, under trout).


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  • In Asia, northern Dolly Varden occur in Kamchatka the type locality for the name malma northward around the Chukchi Peninsula to Chaun Bay.

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  • Also, late freeze-up would allow seals increased access to the Noatak River, which holds large char (Salvelinus malma) and chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) at this time.

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  • There are 10 salmonid fish such as chum, pink and masu salmon Onchorhyncus keta, O. gorbuscha and O. masu, Dolly Varden char Salvelinus malma, white-spotted char Salvelinus leucomaenis, and Japanese hucho Hucho perryi.

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  • Arctic grayling Thymallus arcticus signifer, Dolly Varden trout Salvelinus alpinus malma and lake trout Salvelinus namaycush are common in the streams that flow into the Nahanni and Flat Rivers.

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  • The freshwater fish fauna is more limited and includes dolly varden Salvelinus malma, cut-throat trout Salmo clarki and three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus.

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  • One watershed adjacent to the Bystrinsky Nature Park contains eleven species of salmonid fish, several being considered nationally threatened: king Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, silver O. kisutch, both resident and anadromous forms of sockeye salmon O. nerka and steelhead and rainbow trout Salmo mykiss, chum O. keta, pink O. gorbuscha and cherry salmon O. masu, Dolly Varden char Salvelinus malma, white-spotted char S. leucomaenis, and whitefish Coregonis ssp.

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  • The 1866 description of lordi cannot be positively identified as to species, but S. malma lordi is commonly used in the literature for the southern Dolly Varden of North America.

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  • This lack of formality simplifies the continued usage of the common name Dolly Varden for the species Salvelinus malma.

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  • The possibility that S. malma also occurred in the McCloud River in 1872 is discussed in the Dolly Varden account.

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  • The Russian literature recognizes their southern Dolly Varden with the tongue twisting name of S. malma krascheninnikovi, a name with a publication date of 1939.

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