|Scientific Name:||Salmo platycephalus|
|Species Authority:||Behnke, 1968|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(v)+2ab(v) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Erk’akan, F. & Karatash, A. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)|
This species is known from only one population in two streams. The population is currently abundant. However, the presence of the introduced Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss is a serious threat. Range is very small (less than 10 km²) and is projected to decline in near future as a result of larval predation from Oncorhynchus mykiss.
|Range Description:||This species is restricted to tributaries (Sogoksu and Karagöz, near the town Pinarbasi) of River Zamanti, and a tributary of the River Seyhan in south-eastern Turkey.|
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|Population:||The population is large, but restricted.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Lives in mountain streams. Not a migratory species.|
|Major Threat(s):||Illegal fishing using nets and the introduction of other trout species (Rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, which is a predatory threat to larvae and a direct competitor) are the main threats. Pollution is not a threat in this case (mountainous area).|
|Conservation Actions:||None known to be in place.|
Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Behnke, R.J. 1968. A new subgenus and species of trout, Salmo (Platysalmo) platycephalus, from south-central Turkey, with comments on the classification of the subfamily Salmoninae. Mitt. Hamburg Zool. Mus. Inst. 66: 1–15.
Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
IUCN. 1990. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
IUCN. 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 04 May 2006.
IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1986. 1986 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1988. 1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Schöffmann, J. 1992. Erste Lebendbeobachtung von Salmo (Platysalmo) platycephalus. Österreichs Fisherei 45: 11–18.
|Citation:||Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Salmo platycephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 August 2014.|
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