|Scientific Name:||Salmo dentex|
|Species Authority:||(Heckel, 1852)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Kottelat, M. & Smith, K.|
Very little information exists for this species. It is suspected that it hybridises with introduced trout species, but more information is needed to know the impacts of this. Illegal fishing is also a potential threat as the species is a large fish and most likely targeted. The taxonomy of the species also needs clarification before a full extinction risk assessment can be made.
For the European Union 27 region, this species is also assessed as Data Deficient (DD), with the same rationale as above.
|Range Description:||This fish is known from the Adriatic basin, from Krka to Aoos drainages (Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia); possibly present in Alfios (Peloponnese, Greece).|
Native:Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Greece; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Montenegro
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|Population:||No information is available on population size or trends.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
The species occurs in lakes and large rivers. It spawns on gravel bottom.
A resident in lacustrine ecotypes, in the Lake Skadar basin the species overwinters in deep parts of lake, moving to main tributaries in summer.
|Use and Trade:||It is harvested for human consumption, and for sport fishing.|
|Major Threat(s):||Hybridisation with introduced trouts and illegal fishing are potential threats.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information available. More information is needed for this species, in particular on its threats, and it is in need of taxonomic clarification.|
Delling, B. 2003. Species diversity and phylogeny of Salmo with emphasis on southern trouts (Teleostei, Salmonidae). Stockholm University, Stockholm.
IUCN. 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).
Ivanovic, B.M. 1973. Ichthyofauna of Skadar lake. Biological Station, Titograd.
Kottelat, M. and Freyhof, J. 2007. Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland.
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. 2013. Salmo dentex. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 January 2015.|
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