|Scientific Name:||Salmo cettii|
|Species Authority:||Rafinesque, 1810|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Often appears in the literature as S. macrostigma, a species endemic to Algeria. Trouts retaining parr marks in adults are also present in southwestern France (southern Garonne tributaries and Adour drainages, Atlantic basin; Aude drainage, Mediterranean basin) and Iberian Peninsula (Ebro basin, Mediterranean basin). They have also been called S. macrostigma but apparently represent several distinct, unnamed and unstudied species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)|
This species is found in Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, and the Tyrrhenian basin of Italy from Magra drainage southward (streams in hilly areas; in lowland in karstic resurgences) where it is threatened by water abstraction, overfishing and stocking of non-native trouts (resulting in hybridisation and competition). It is suspected that in the past three generations (10 to 12 years) the population has declined by almost 30%, and it will continue to do so as water abstraction will most likely increase.
|Range Description:||Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Tyrrhenian basin of Italy from Magra drainage southward.|
Native:France; Holy See (Vatican City State); Italy
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Streams in hilly areas; in lowland in karstic resurgences. Clear waters around 10-20°C, usually with dense subaquatic vegetation.
Resident ecotype only. Spawns in January-March, on gravel bottom, in shallow water. Feeds mainly on aquatic insects.
|Major Threat(s):||Water abstraction, overfishing and stocking of non-native trouts (hybridisation and competition).|
|Conservation Actions:||There are local reserves set up specifically for the species in Italy.|
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Salmo cettii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 July 2015.|
|Feedback:||If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided|