Oncorhynchus formosanus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus formosanus
Species Authority: (Jordan & Oshima, 1919)
Taxonomic Notes: Eschmeyer records this species as a synonym of Oncorhynchus masou. FishBase records the species as O. masou formosanus following Shen (1993). Kottelat (pers. comm., 2001) treats this as a good species for the reasons discussed in Kottelat (1997) for European salmonids. Treated as subspecies by Taiwanese authors, but does not make biological sense. It is a diagnosable lineage, endemic to Taiwan. So, left as a valid species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2d ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Kottelat, M.

Geographic Range [top]

Taiwan, Province of China
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Citation: Kottelat, M. 1996. Oncorhynchus formosanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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