Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits lakes and enters outlet. Spawns at and in outlet of lake in October - January. Potentially extinct due to its original spawning sites are no longer accessible as the outlet of the lake has been obstructed by a weir and two reservoirs have flooded the spawning sites (Ref. 59043).
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Distribution

Range Description

It is restricted to the Ohrid lake in Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).
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Lake Ohrid: Albania and Macedonia.
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Europe: Northwestern shore of Lake Ohrid (Albania, Macedonia ) and outlet.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

40.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043))
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Diagnostic Description

Can be diagnosed from at least Salmo letnica and Salmo aphelios by its osteological characters. Flesh pinkish (Ref. 59043).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
No data.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2006

Assessor/s
Crivelli, A.J.

Reviewer/s
Freyhof, J. & Darwall, W (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)

Contributor/s

Justification
Taxonomy needs to be confirmed using molecular data. No information for abundance, trend and threats.
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Population

Population
No data.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
No data.
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Data deficient (DD)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
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Wikipedia

Salmo balcanicus

Salmo balcanicus is a type of trout, a fish in the Salmonidae family. It is endemic to Lake Ohrid and its outlet in Macedonia and Albania in the Balkans.

Salmo balcanicus is one of four different forms of the Ohrid trout complex which is endemic to the single lake, along with Salmo letnica, Salmo aphelios and Salmo lumi. The various forms, suggested to be different species, are distinguished by their breeding time and habitat, by which they in practice are reproductively isolated from each other. There is no support for their distinct species status from molecular data however.[1] Salmo balcanicus specifically spawns from October to January at the outlet of the lake, Black Drin, in the northwestern end of the lake near the Macedonian-Albanian border area. As the river has been dammed, it is suspected that the population may have gone extinct.

The flesh of Salmo balcanicus is typically of pale pink colour. Overall the Ohrid trouts are silvery in colour, with black dots. Red dots occur along the lateral line. Salmo balcanicus can grow to 40 cm length.

References

  1. ^ Lake Ohrid trouts Balkan trout restoration group. Downloaded on 19 May 2010.
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