Morphology Data of Salmo kottelati
Identification keys
Main Ref. Turan, D., E. Doğan, C. Kaya and M. Kanyılmaz, 2014
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance always different morphology between mature adults
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Salmo kottelati can be diagnosed from all congeners in Turkey by the combination of the following characters: lateral line with 7-9 parr marks distinct in males up to at least 17.6 cm SL and in females up to at least 20.8 cm SL; flank lacks four dark bands in males and females; body with numerous, ocellated black spots, scattered on back, middle and upper part of flank (sometimes lower part of flank) in males larger than about 16. 0 cm SL, and females between about 16.0?19.0 cm SL; males and females smaller than about 16.0 cm SL possess few black spots, present only on upper part of flank; few to numerous ocellated red spots on back and half of upper and lower flank; number of both black or red spots commonly increasing with size and age in males while number of both black and red spots decreasing with size and age in females; head length 29-33% SL in males, 26-32 % SL in females; mouth slightly subterminal, length of mouth gape 13.2-18.9% SL in males, 11.8-14.5 % SL in females; length of maxilla 10-13% SL in males, 8-12% SL in females, reaching beyond eye in males longer than about 12.0 cm SL and in females longer than about 17.0 cm SL; 105-113 scales on lateral line (until posterior hypural margin); 24-29 scale rows between lateral line and origin of dorsal fin; 17-19 scale rows between lateral line and origin of anal fin; 13-15 scale rows between lateral line and adipose-fin insertion; and 18-20 gill rakers on outer side of first gill arch (Ref. 99540).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Salmo kottelati

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 105 - 113
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 24 - 29
Scale rows below lateral line 17 - 19
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 18 - 20
total 55 - 58


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   11 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 10
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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