Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Salmoniformes
(Salmons) > Salmonidae
(Salmonids) > Salmoninae
Etymology: Salmo: Latin, salmo, Plinius = salmon (Ref. 45335); akairos: Name is an adjective derived from a Grrek work meaning inopportune.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55619); 15.0 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 13;
Vertebrae: 56 - 58. Diagnosis: distinguished from all other Salmo species and archaic trouts by the combination of contrasting black and white leading edges on dorsal and anal fins and the absence of dark spots on the sides of the body; high number of dorsal fin pterygiophores (14-16): high number of gill rakers (19-23); large unpaired fins (Ref. 55619).
Africa: endemic to Lake Ifni in Morocco (Ref. 55619).
Feeds on Cyclops, terrestrial arthropods, filamentous algae and diatoms (Ref. 55619).
Delling, B. and I. Doadrio, 2005. Systematics of the trouts endemic to Moroccan lakes, with description of a new species (Teleostei: Salmonidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 16(1):49-64.
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
): 2.8 ±0.30 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .