Morphology Data of Salmo pellegrini
Identification keys
Main Ref. Werner, F., 1931
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosis: The more elongated body shape, the convex margin of the dorsal and anal fins, the shape of the adipose fin and the caudal fin, and the body colouration distinguish this species from Salmo macrostigma (Ref. 119427).

Description: The body form is more slender as in Salmo macrostigma; body depth 4.8 times in its standard length; head length 3.5 times in standard length (Ref. 119427). Eye diameter 4 times in head length and about equal to interorbital width; upper jaw extending backwards to below the posterior part of eye (Ref. 119427). Vomerine teeth in two rows (Ref. 119427). Dorsal fin located closer to caudal fin than snout tip; adipose fin height 1 to 1.5 times eye diameter; anal fin closer to pelvic fin than caudal fin; pectoral fin length 3/4 of head length; pelvic fin located under middle of dorsal fin (Ref. 119427). Caudal fin depth nearly 4 times in caudal fin length (Ref. 119427).

Colouration: Sides of head with large dark spots; the body colouration brownish dorsally, below lateral line bluish silver-white; dorsally apparently marbled and spotted; dorsal fin with dark transversal band; pectoral, pelvic, anal and caudal fins white or pale brown, with brown margin (Ref. 119427).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Salmo pellegrini

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 120 - 120
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 27 - 27
Scale rows below lateral line 33 - 33
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 16 - 16
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Boden, Gert
Modified by Boden, Gert
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