Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits lakes and fast-flowing rivers. Often called 'salmon trout' because of its food which is rich in crustaceans and give it its pink flesh. In lakes, large individuals have a lighter color and take on the name 'truites argentées' (Ref. 30578). Spawns in rivers in September-October. Maturity: 4-7 years. Young regains the lake at the age of 1-3 years, usually at the start of summer (Ref. 682).
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Distribution

Europe: widespread in the region. Likely to benefit from environmental regulations passed on 8/12/88 in France (Ref. 2163).
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

140 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 682)); max. published weight: 50.0 kg (Ref. 682); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 682)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 682); freshwater
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Migration

Potamodromous. Migrating within streams, migratory in rivers, e.g. Saliminus, Moxostoma, Labeo. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes
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