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Salmo akairos

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SALMONIFORMES SALMONIDAE

Scientific Name: Salmo akairos
Species Authority: Delling & Doadrio, 2005
Common Name/s:
French Truite Naine D'ifni, Truite Naine Du Lac Ifni

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-10-18
Assessor/s: Azeroual, A.
Reviewer/s: Kraïem, M. & Smith, K.
Justification:
Salmo akairos is endemic to Lake Ifni (less than 1 km2) in Morocco. The species spawns in the lake as it lacks suitable tributaries. The lake is 2,300 m high and has no permanent human habitation in its catchment, although the sparse vegetation is grazed by sheep and goats in the summer. The lake supplies water for extensive terrace agriculture around a village below the lake. There is no available evidence to suggest any current threats to the species, but there is a potential threat from the agriculture (water abstraction), introduced trout and sport fishing (Kraïem, M. pers .comm. 2007).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Salmo akairos is endemic to Lake Ifni (31°2'N, 7°53'W, altitude: 2,300m) in Morocco.
Countries:
Native:
Morocco
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It feeds on cyclops, terrestrial arthropods and filamentous algae and diatoms. It spawns in the lake. It reaches a length no larger than 20 cm.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species does not have any current threats. However it is potentially threatened by water abstraction as the lake currently supplies water for irrigation purposes to a nearby village and introduced alien species (rainbow trout).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.
Citation: Azeroual, A. 2010. Salmo akairos. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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