Morphology Data of Salmo multipunctata
Identification keys
Main Ref. Doadrio, I., S. Perea and A. Yahyaoui, 2015
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

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).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Salmo multipunctata

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 104 - 112
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 53 - 55


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 12

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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