Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Salmoniformes
(Salmons) > Salmonidae
(Salmonids) > Salmoninae
Etymology: Salmo: Latin, salmo, Plinius = salmon (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; 42°N - 40°N, 20°E - 21°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from all its congeners in Balkan Peninsula by the combination of the following characters: small black spot on opercle and upper third of flank, ocellated red spots on whole flank; body depth 19-23% SL; 16-18 gill rakers; preanal length 72-75% SL (Ref. 59043).
Europe: Lakes Prespa basin in Greece, Macedonia and Albania
Found in streams. Believed to be originally an inhabitant of lakes entering streams to spawn, then returning to lake. Habitat modifications and water abstraction have interrupted the lower course of most streams and distribution is confined to headwaters, possibly to two streams only. Spawns in November (Ref. 59043).
Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland. 646 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01120 (0.00515 - 0.02434), b=3.03 (2.86 - 3.20), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .