Salmo tigridis, a new species of trout from the Tigris River, Turkey (Teleostei: Salmonidae)

TURAN D., Kottelat M., Bektas Y.

ZOOTAXA, no.2993, pp.23-33, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.2993.1.2
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-33
  • Keywords: Salmo tigridis, new species, Turkey, BROWN TROUT
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Salmo tigridis, new species, from the Tigris River drainage, Turkey, is distinguished from the other species of Salmo in Turkey and adjacent basins by having a greater number of scale rows between the end of the adipose-fin base and lateral line (19-20, vs. 12-17); a greater number of scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line (32-35, vs. 23-32); and a deeper and stouter caudal peduncle (its depth 11.5-12.6 % SL, vs. 9.3-11.5, except in S. cf. macrostigma).