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Salmo lumi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Salmoniformes
Genus  Salmo
Higher classification  Salmo
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Salmonidae
Scientific name  Salmo lumi
Rank  Species
Salmo lumi
Similar  Salmo balcanicus, Salmo aphelios, Salmo rhodanensis, Salmo schiefermuelleri, Salmo peristericus

Salmo lumi is a type of trout, a fish in the Salmonidae family. It is endemic to Lake Ohrid and its tributaries in Albania and Macedonia.

Salmo lumi is one of four different forms of the Ohrid trout complex within Lake Ohrid, along with Salmo letnica, Salmo balcanicus and Salmo aphelios. There are however no known morphological characters that would clearly distinguish it from the others. The head and body of these trout are silver in colour, with black dots. Red dots occur along the lateral line. Salmo lumi can grow to 38 cm length.

The various trout of Ohrid are distinguished by their breeding time and habitat, and they are thus in practice reproductively isolated from each other. Salmo lumi specifically spawns from January to February in the tributaries of the lake. In the lake it lives at 60–80 m depths. Its status as a distinct species is not yet confirmed by molecular methods.

References

Salmo lumi Wikipedia


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