Coomsaharn char facts for kids
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The English word "char[r]" is thought to derive from Old Irish ceara/cera meaning "[blood] red," referring to its pink-red underside. This would also connect with its Welsh name torgoch, "red belly."
Lough Coomsaharn derives its name from the Irish Com Sathairn, "hollow of Saturday(?)".
Salvelinus fimbriatus spawns in November/December and feeds on zooplankton. It is distinguished from other Salvelinus in Ireland by large eyes, having 27–30 gill rakers, with 16–20 on the lower part (hence the species name fimbriatus, "fringed"). Also, its body depth is 20–25% of snout length, the snout is conical, and the lower jaw is not included in the upper one; an adaptation that helps it to feed on plankton.
The Coomsaharn char are a remnant fish of the Last Ice Age.
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