Salmo fibreni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Salmo fibreni
Species Authority: Zerunian & Gandolfi, 1990
Common Name(s):
English Fibreno Trout

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)
The species' entire range (Lake Posta Fibreno, 0.29 km2 and tributaries) is included in Lago di Posta Fibreno Nature Reserve. However, there is still a potential threat of fish introduction or accidental pollution.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Italy: Lake Posta Fibreno and tributaries.
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Population [top]

Population: No information.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat:
Lake Posta Fibreno is an elongated karstic lake with underwater springs and caves, 1.1 km long, 0.1-0.3 km wide, 0.29 km², 289 m above sea level, 15 m deep (average depth 2.5 m), about 10°C year-round and clear and well oxygenated water. Spawns close to underwater springs.

Lacustrine, sometimes entering lake tributaries. Spawns in December-January (local S. cettii population in February-March).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential threats of introduced species and pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species entire range (Lake Posta Fibreno, 0.29 km² and tributaries) is included in Lago di Posta Fibreno Nature Reserve.

Bibliography [top]

Gandolfi, G., Zerunian, S., Torricelli, P. and Marconato, A. 1991. I pesci delle acque interne italiane. Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Roma.

IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: (Accessed: 5 October 2008).

Kottelat, M. 1997. European freshwater fishes. An heuristic checklist of the freshwater fishes of Europe (exclusive of former USSR), with an introduction for non-sys tematists and comments on nomenclature and conservation.

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

Zerunian, S. and Gandolfi, G. 1990. Salmo fibreni n.sp. (Osteichthyes, Salmonidae) endemica nel bacino del Fibreno (Italia centrale).

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Salmo fibreni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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