A new species of trout from the northern drainages of Euphrates River, Turkey (Salmoniformes: Salmonidae)

Turan D., Kalayci G., Bektaş Y., Kaya C., Bayçelebi E.

JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY, vol.96, no.6, pp.1454-1462, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jfb.14321
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Animal Behavior Abstracts, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1454-1462
  • Keywords: anatolia, cytochrome b, freshwater fish, salmo, taxonomy, TELEOSTEI, ANATOLIA
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Salmo fahrettini, a new species, is distributed in the northern tributaries of the Euphrates River. It differs from other Salmo species in adjacent waters by a combination of the following characters: a greyish body; one black spot behind the eye and on the cheek; three to six black spots on the opercle; numerous black spots on the back (missing on the predorsal area), flank and middle part of body, surrounded by a roundish white ring; red spots in the median part of the body, surrounded by a roundish white ring; short and narrow maxilla; increase in the number of black and red spots with an increase in size; adipose fin medium size, no or rarely one red spot at its posterior edge; 109-116 lateral line scales; 27-30 scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line; 20-23 scale rows between the lateral line and anal-fin origin; maxilla length 8.8-10.0% standard length in males, 8.8-9.6 in females.