Salmo kottelati, a new species of trout from Alakir Stream, draining to the Mediterranean in southern Anatolia, Turkey (Teleostei, Salmonidae)

TURAN D., Dogan E., Kaya C., KANYILMAZ M.

ZOOKEYS, no.462, pp.135-151, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 462
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3897/zookeys.462.8177
  • Journal Name: ZOOKEYS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-151
  • Keywords: Anatolia, fish distribution, taxonomy, Salmo, new species
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Salmo kottelati sp. n., is described from Alakir Stream (Mediterranean basin) in Turkey. It is distinguished from other Anatolian Salmo species by a combination of the following characters (none unique to the species): general body colour greenish to silvery in life; 7-9 parr marks along lateral line; four dark bands on flank absent in both sexes; black ocellated spots few, present only on upper part of flank in individuals smaller than 160 mm SL but in larger both males and females black spots numerous and located on back and middle and upper part of flank; red spots few to numerous, scattered on median, and half of lower and upper part of flank; head long (length 29-33% SL in males, 26-32 in females); mouth large (length of mouth gape 13-19% SL in males, 12-15 in females); maxilla long (length 10-13% SL in males, 8-12 in females); 105-113 lateral line scales; 24-29 scale rows between lateral line and dorsal-fin origin, 17-19 scale rows between lateral line and anal-fin origin; 13-15 scales between lateral line and adipose-fin insertion.