Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Salmoniformes
(Salmons) > Salmonidae
(Salmonids) > Salmoninae
Etymology: Salmo: Latin, salmo, Plinius = salmon (Ref. 45335); multipunctata: Named for its diagnostic pigmentation pattern, having numerous spots and marks along the body.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Subtropical, preferred ?
Africa: Draa Basin in Morocco.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 107622)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 12;
Vertebrae: 53 - 55. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: with numerous, irregular and narrow parr marks, usually ?14, in the lateral line; upper row of parr marks ?10 and the lower row variable, usually ?5; 2 conspicuous black spots at the right and left sides of the iris and two less visible spots at the upper and lower sides; numerous black, small spots at the upper side of the body and several red ocellated and non-ocellated spots in the middle of the body; the black spots are sometimes extended to the opercular region and the caudal fin; ethmoid bone with a characteristic T shape; premaxilla bone with small and inclined upper process; 14-16 (median = 14) scales from the base of the adipose fin to lateral line; 12-14 dorsal fin pterygophores (median=13); and 9 molecular autopomorphies in MT-CYTB gene in the nucleotide positions 60, 216,474, 504, 732, 849, 915, 990, 1090 (Ref. 107622).
This species inhabits small and shallow streams with clear and cold waters (Ref. 107622).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Doadrio, I., S. Perea and A. Yahyaoui, 2015. Two new species of the Atlantic trout (Actinopterygii, Salmonidae) from Morocco. Graellsia 71(2,e039):1-26. (Ref. 107622)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00477 - 0.02296), b=3.03 (2.86 - 3.20), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .