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Salmo platycephalus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SALMONIFORMES SALMONIDAE

Scientific Name: Salmo platycephalus
Species Authority: Behnke, 1968
Common Name(s):
English Flathead Trout

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(v)+2ab(v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Erk’akan, F. & Karatash, A. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
Justification:
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.
History:
1996 Critically Endangered
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)
1988 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries:
Native:
Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: The population is large, but restricted.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lives in mountain streams. Not a migratory species.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

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 [top]

Conservation Actions: None known to be in place.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Salmo platycephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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