Overview

Distribution

Asia: Japan.
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Japan.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Reproductive strategy: synchronous ovarian organization, determinate fecundity (Ref. 51846).
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1996
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
Kottelat, M.

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History
  • 1994
    Endangered
    (Groombridge 1994)
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Threats

Data deficient (DD)
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Wikipedia

Iwame trout

The iwame trout or markless trout is a variety of salmonid fish inhabiting some fresh waters of Japan. It is an intra-specific mutant morph of the masu salmon (Oncorhynchus masou) that is characterized by a lack of the lateral spot marks typical of the young fish in most populations. The iwame is a stream-resident morph that does not migrate to the sea. It occurs together with the standard phenotype in some populations. This morph is recessively inherited.

This morph occurs in the amago subspecies (Oncorhynchus masou ishikawae) in Western Japan, and apparently also in the nominate subspecies yamame (Oncorhynchus masou masou), if these are not identical.

The morph was scientifically described as a distinct species Oncorhynchus iwame in 1961 by Kimura & Nakamura. In the 2000s, the iwame morph was shown to occur as a polymorphism in random mating populations of O. masou, and is no more thought to have taxonomical value.

References[edit]

  • Kano, Y., Shimizu, Y., Kondou, K. 2006. Sympatric, simultaneous, and random mating between markless trout (iwame; Oncorhynchus iwame) and red-spotted masu salmon (amago; Oncorhynchus masou ishikawae). Zoological Science 23:71-77. doi:10.2108/zsj.23.71
  • Kano, Y., Kondou, K., Shimizu, Y. 2009. Present status and conservation of the markless forms of stream-resident masu salmon Oncorhynchus masou (the so-called 'iwame') in Japanese mountain streams. Ichthyological Research 57:78-84 doi:10.1007/s10228-009-0130-1
  • Kottelat, M. 1996. Oncorhynchus iwame. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 August 2014. "Data Deficient - Needs updating"
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