Salmo nigripinnis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SALMONIFORMES SALMONIDAE

Scientific Name: Salmo nigripinnis
Species Authority: Günther, 1866
Common Name(s):
English Sonaghen

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.
Reviewer(s): Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
Justification:
The species is endemic to Lough Melvin (21 km²), Ireland. There is a potential threat to the species from eutrophication and introduced species. Eutrophication has caused the extinction of fish species from other Irish lakes.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Ireland: Lough Melvin (21 km²).
Countries:
Native:
Ireland; United Kingdom
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Population [top]

Population: No information.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat:
Lacustrine, pelagic, in relatively deep water. Moves to tributaries for spawning.

Biology:
Spawns in November-December in most lake tributaries. Feeds mainly on mid-water plankton, especially Cladocera, and chironomid pupae.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Eutrophication and invasive species are potential threats to the species. Arctic charr have gone extinct in other Irish lakes due to eutrophication.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Bibliography [top]

Ferguson, A. 1986. Lough Melvin - a unique fish community.

Ferguson, A. and Taggart, J.B. 1991. Genetic differentiation among the sympatric brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations of Lough Melvin, Ireland.

IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).

Kottelat, M. and Freyhof, J. 2007. Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland.


Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Salmo nigripinnis. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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