Salmo multipunctata Doadrio, Perea & Yahyaoui, 2015
Draa trout
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 Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
 Max. size:  16.17 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  pelagic
 Distribution:  Africa: Draa Basin in Morocco.
 Diagnosis:  Anal soft rays: 11-12; Vertebrae: 53-55. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: with numerous, irregular and narrow parr marks, usually ?14, in the lateral line; upper row of parr marks ?10 and the lower row variable, usually ?5; 2 conspicuous black spots at the right and left sides of the iris and two less visible spots at the upper and lower sides; numerous black, small spots at the upper side of the body and several red ocellated and non-ocellated spots in the middle of the body; the black spots are sometimes extended to the opercular region and the caudal fin; ethmoid bone with a characteristic T shape; premaxilla bone with small and inclined upper process; 14-16 (median = 14) scales from the base of the adipose fin to lateral line; 12-14 dorsal fin pterygophores (median=13); and 9 molecular autopomorphies in MT-CYTB gene in the nucleotide positions 60, 216,474, 504, 732, 849, 915, 990, 1090 (Ref. 107622). Description: Dorsal-fin rays iv-v,9-10; anal-fin rays iv,7-8 (Ref. 107622).
 Biology:  This species inhabits small and shallow streams with clear and cold waters (Ref. 107622).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 29.06.16
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.01.17

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