Morphology Data of Salmo pallaryi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Delling, B. and I. Doadrio, 2005
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs other
Different appearance always different morphology between mature adults
Different colors
Remarks Males have more pointed fins than females. Snout blunt in females and moderately acute in males.

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features other (see Diagnosis)
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal

Diagnosis: large eyes, short jaws and numerous scales (Ref. 94553). Differs from all other Salmo species, except for S. platycephalus, by the overall dusky brown or blackish colour pattern, without contrasting colouration on trunk and fins in adults (Ref. 50055, 55619). Distinguished from S. platycephalus by deep and narrow, and sometimes pointed, snout, large orbits (22% of head length) and more numerous scales (18-20, versus 16) between adipose fin and lateral line; large number of anal fin pterygiophores (12-14, modally 13) compared to other Salmo species (10-11, rarely 12) (Ref. 50055, 55619).

Description: mouth terminal or slightly inferior; snout blunt in females, moderately acute in males; snout length slightly shorter than horizontal orbit diameter (Ref. 55619). Large orbit, 3.6-4.0x head lenght (Ref. 94553, 94556, 94557) or 25-31% of head length (Ref. 55619). Maxilla plus supramaxilla short with convex to straight upper margin, rarely extending to vertical of posterior margin of orbit (Ref. 55619). Teeth on anterior part of vomer (Ref. 94553). 13-15 teeth on posterior part of vomer, in a zig-zag pattern; teeth on tongue well developed and arranged in 2 longitudinal rows (Ref. 94557). Body depth 4.3-4.8x SL (Ref. 94557) or 20-29% of SL (Ref. 55619); head length 3.6-4.25x SL (Ref. 94557) or 24-29% of SL (Ref. 55619). Caudal peduncle 1.5-1.6 longer than deep (Ref. 55619, 94553). Left side brachiostegals most commonly 13, right side 10-12; pectoral fin appendage present; caudal fin with modally 15 upper and 13 lower procurrent rays in addition to 19 principal rays (Ref. 55619). Scale formula: 25-26/150-160/35-40 (Ref. 94553).

Colouration: large specimens with overall dull, brownish or blackish colouration; ventral side lighter compared to sides of back and back; remnants of 10-12 parr marks (Ref. 55619). Fins without any contrasting markings (Ref. 55619), all uniform brownish (Ref. 94553). Sides of head sometimes with traces of darker spots or a marbled pattern (Ref. 55619). Small dark spots on operculum (Ref. 94553).

Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Salmo pallaryi

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 150 - 160
Pored lateral line scales 105 - 114
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 25 - 26
Scale rows below lateral line 35 - 40
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 11 - 14
on upper limb 7 - 10
preanal 33 - 36
total 56 - 59


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 16
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 16

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   12 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   9 - 11
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Delling, Bo
Modified by Geelhand, Dimitri
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