Salmo tigridis, a new species of trout from the Tigris River, Turkey (Teleostei: Salmonidae)

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TURAN D. , Kottelat M., BEKTAŞ Y.

ZOOTAXA, no.2993, pp.23-33, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 2993
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.2993.1.2
  • Title of Journal : ZOOTAXA
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-33
  • Keywords: Salmo tigridis, new species, Turkey, BROWN TROUT


Salmo tigridis, new species, from the Tigris River drainage, Turkey, is distinguished from the other species of Salmo in Turkey and adjacent basins by having a greater number of scale rows between the end of the adipose-fin base and lateral line (19-20, vs. 12-17); a greater number of scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line (32-35, vs. 23-32); and a deeper and stouter caudal peduncle (its depth 11.5-12.6 % SL, vs. 9.3-11.5, except in S. cf. macrostigma).