Overview

Distribution

Europe: Restricted to southern Caspian basin.
  • Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof 2007 Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland. 646 p. (Ref. 59043)
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

25.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 85599)); 24 cm SL (female)
  • Turan, D., M. Kottelat and S. Engin 2010 Two new species of trouts, resident and migratory, sympatric in streams of northern Anatolia (Salmoniformes: Salmonidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 20(4):333-364. (Ref. 85599)
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Diagnostic Description

This species is distinguished from Salmo ciscaucasicus by the following characters: body depth about 21-26% SL (vs. 15-20%); head depth about 68-75% HL (vs. 59-65%); interorbital distance about 37-48% HL (30-42% HL) (Ref. 59043).
  • Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof 2007 Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland. 646 p. (Ref. 59043)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic-neritic; anadromous; freshwater; brackish; marine
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Migration

Anadromous. Fish that ascend rivers to spawn, as salmon and hilsa do. Sub-division of diadromous. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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