Salmo farioides Karaman, 1938
Salmo farioides
photo by Schöffmann, J.

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: streams of eastern Adriatic slope from Zrmanja to Mornos drainages (Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Greece). This species probably represents an artificial assemblage of several species. Salmo occurring from Alfios (Peloponnese) possibly refer to this species. Status of threat: near threatened.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from all its congeners in Balkan Peninsula by the combination of the following characters: preanal length 73-80% SL; predorsal length 44-50% SL; 18-21 total gill rakers; interorbital distance 24-31% HL. This species is probably an artificial assemblage of several species. Several populations differ morphologically (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Inhabits stretches with swift, clear, cold water, rapids and small waterfalls. Size reaches up to at least 30 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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