Salmo okumusi Turan, Kottelat & Engin, 2014
Okumus trout
Salmo okumusi
photo by Kaya, C.

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  21.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Western Euphrates drainage in Turkey.
Diagnosis:  This species can be distinguished from Salmo kottelati by the combination of the following characters: four dark bands on the flank in males and females very faintly marked or indistinct in small specimens but distinct in specimens larger than about 23.0 cm SL (vs. absence); parr marks vertically elongate (vs. vertically oblong); black spots irregularly shaped (vs. circular); black spots on dorsal fin smaller than half pupil (vs. slightly smaller than pupil); head length 26-27% SL in males, 25-26% SL in females (vs. 29-33% SL in males, 26-32 in females); length of maxilla in males 9-10% SL (vs. 10-13% SL); and head depth at nape 16-17% SL (vs. 18-20% SL,) (Ref. 99540).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.01.15

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