Salmo balcanicus (Karaman, 1927)

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  40 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Northwestern shore of Lake Ohrid (Albania, Macedonia ) and outlet.
Diagnosis:  Can be diagnosed from at least Salmo letnica and Salmo aphelios by its osteological characters. Flesh pinkish (Ref. 59043).
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).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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