Salmo euphrataeus Turan, Kottelat & Engin, 2014
Euphrates trout
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Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Northeastern Euphrates drainage in Turkey.
Diagnosis:  This species can be distinguished from Salmo kottelati by the combination of the following characters: black spots on the body are few in males and not increasing in number with size (vs. commonly numerous in males and increasing in number with size); black spots restricted to the upper part of the flank, mostly in its anterior (vs. located on median, and half of upper and lower parts of the flank; 112-120 scales on the lateral line (vs. 105-113); 28-31, mean 29, scale rows between the dorsal-fin origin and the lateral line (vs. 24-29, mean 26); 19-23 scale rows between the anal-fin origin and the lateral line (vs. 17-19) (Ref. 99540)
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.01.15

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