Salmo fibreni

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Salmo fibreni
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Salmo
Species: S. fibreni
Binomial name
Salmo fibreni
Zerunian & Gandolfi, 1990

Salmo fibreni, or the Fibreno trout, is a freshwater salmonid fish, endemic to Lago di Posta Fibreno in central Italy.[1][2]

The size of Lago di Posta Fibreno is only 0.29 km². It is a narrow lake 1.1 km long, 100–300 m wide, situated 289 m above sea level. The lake is in a karstic terrain and rich in underwater springs. The Fibreno trout breeds close to these springs in mid-winter. It is sympatric with the more widespread Salmo cettii (Mediterranean trout), and separated from it by the breeding time: S. cettii spawns in early spring.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. (2008). "Salmo fibreni". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Salmo fibreni" in FishBase. April 2006 version.