Salmo munzuricus, a new species of trout from the Euphrates River drainage, Turkey (Teleostei: Salmonidae)

Turan D., Kottelat M., Kaya C.

ICHTHYOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF FRESHWATERS, vol.28, no.1, pp.55-63, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-63
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Salmo munzuricus, new species, is described from Munzur Stream (Euphrates River drainage), which flows through Munzur Valley National Park, in Turkey. It is distinguished from other Anatolian Salmo species by having a large adipose fin in male (almost as large as dorsal or anal fins in older males), with a very narrow white margin, then red submarginal band, then a white stripe or spots, then red again in males. It is also distinguished by having a silvery general body colour in life; numerous ocellated black spots on middle of flank but missing on the back, their number usually increasing with increasing size in both sexes; a few ocellated red spots on body, scattered on median part of the flank.