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Dolly Varden

Dolly Varden are very similar to their close cousin, the Arctic char, in appearance and are often indistinguishable. However, Dolly Varden have a slightly squarer tail and smaller spots than the Arctic char. They are silvery green with pinkish, reddish and/or cream-colored spots on their sides. Like Brook trout, they have a white leading edge on their lower fins. Dolly Varden are mainly subsurface feeders, and often travel behind migrating and spawning salmon, eating their eggs and decaying flesh. The Dolly Varden is a member of the char family.
  • Dolly Varden
    Salvelinus malma