Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Salmoniformes
(Salmons) > Salmonidae
(Salmonids) > Salmoninae
Etymology: Salmo: Latin, salmo, Plinius = salmon (Ref. 45335); akairos: The species name is an adjective derived from the Greek word ακαιρος meaning inopportune (Ref. 55619).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Africa: endemic to Lake Ifni in Morocco (Ref. 55619).
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: Salmo akairos differs 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 lack of dark spots on the sides of the body; high number of dorsal fin pterygiophores, 14-16 is distinctive, as other Salmo species and archaic trouts have modally 12-13; high number of gill rakers, 19-23, is also diagnostic with slight overlap in comparison with S. trutta often having a colour pattern on the fins similar to that of S. akairos (Ref. 55619).
Analysis of stomach content revealed Cyclops, terrestrial arthropods and a dense mat of filamentous algae and diatoms (Ref. 55619). Spawning period is in late autumn (Ref. 55619).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. (Ref. 55619)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates 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 (0.00486 - 0.02255), b=3.03 (2.86 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.30 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .