Salmo tigridis Turan, Kottelat & Bektaş, 2011
Tigris trout
photo by Abbasi, K.

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  40 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Tigris River drainage in Turkey.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from other congeners in Turkey and adjacent basins by having 19-20 scale rows between the end of the adipose-fin base and lateral line (vs. 12-17); 32-35 scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line (vs. 23-32); and caudal peduncle depth 11.5-12.6 % SL (9.3-11.5 % SL, except in Salmo cf. macrostigma). ).
Biology:  This species inhabits clear and very swift flowing water, with stone and pebble bottom (Ref. 87713).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 18 March 2013 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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