Salmo montenigrinus (Karaman, 1933)
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Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  26 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Moraca drainage in Montenegro and and Neretva drainage in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Status of threat: data deficient.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from all its congeners in Balkan Peninsula by the combination of the following characters: maxilla short (26-39% HL) but deep (11-14% HL); 21-23 gill rakers; body depth 25-28% SL; 15-17 scales between base of adipose and lateral line; back and upper part of head yellowish, lacking spots; black spots small and numerous, more dense below lateral line, red spots more evenly distributed (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Found in stretches with swift, clear water, and in small waterfalls. Spawns in spring (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.07.10

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