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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Salmo ohridanus
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Salmo ohridanus is a relatively small fish, usually shorter than 30 cm and less than 0.5 kg weight. It is a commercially exploited species subject to heavy fishing, and has been bred in fish farms for over 50 years. It has also been intentionally hybridized with another endemic species, the Ohrid trout (Salmo letnica). It is threatened by the hybridization, degradation of water quality and overfishing; but the stock remains abundant.
In earlier literature the belvica has variously been treated as belonging to suggested endemic genera Acantholingua and Salmothymus. Genetic studies however indicate it is a good member of the Salmo genus, and closest to the softmouth trout Salmo obtusirostris. Nevertheless it is quite distinct from the brown trout complex.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Salmo ohridanus" in FishBase. February 2011 version.
- Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Salmo ohridanus. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1 Downloaded on 19 May 2010.
- Lake Ohrid trouts Balkan trout restoration group. Downloaded on 19 May 2010.
- Eschmeyer W (2007) Acantholingua Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Downloaded on 19 May 2010.
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