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

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Lower Vardar (Crna system) and upper Aliakmon drainages (Macedonia and Greece). Populations from Stumica drainage possibly represent a distinct species.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from all its congeners in Balkan Peninsula by the combination of the following characters: body depth 24-28% SL; upper jaw extending beyond posterior margin of eye; black spots mainly on upper half of flank, pinkish to orange spots along lateral line and lower half of flank, black spots more numerous than orange ones only in anterior part of flank (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Occurs in mountain streams (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (B1ab(v)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 09.09.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.07.10

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