Salmo fibreni Zerunian & Gandolfi, 1990
Salmo fibreni
photo by Schöffmann, J.

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  19.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Europe: Lake Posta Fibreno and tributaries in Italy.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from all congeners in Italy by having the following unique characters: 7-11 large parr-marks in adults; and 15-20 large roundish, ocellated spots on flank, reddish or dark brown (ocellus about eye-size) (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Inhabits Lake Posta Fibreno, an elongated karstic lake with underwater springs and caves, 1.1km long, 0.1-0.3 km wide, 0.29 square kilometer, 285 m above sea level, 15 m deep (average depth 2.5 m), about 10°C throughout the year, and clear and well oxygenated water. Sometimes enters lake tributaries. Spawns close to underwater springs in December-January. The lake is very vulnerable to fish introduction or accidental pollution (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 20.05.97
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.07.10

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