Hucho

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Hucho
Danube Salmon - Huchen (Hucho hucho) swimming against the current underwater in the Drina river.
Hucho hucho
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Subfamily: Salmoninae
Genus: Hucho
Günther, 1866

Hucho is a genus of large salmonids from cold rivers and other freshwater habitats in Eurasia. They are piscivorous, and threatened by overfishing and habitat loss.

Species[edit]

The currently recognized species in this genus are:[1]

In addition, the Sakhalin taimen was formerly placed in this genus, but genetics and other evidence has shown that it belongs in its own monotypic genus as Parahucho perryi.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Hucho in FishBase. August 2016 version.
  2. ^ Oleinik, A.G.; and Skurikhina, L.A. (2008). Phylogenetic relationships of Sakhalin taimen Parahucho perryi inferred from PCR-RFLP analysis of mitochondrial DNA. Russian Journal of Genetics, 44:767. doi:10.1134/S102279540807003X
  3. ^ Matveev, V.; Nishihara, H.; & Okada, N. (2007). Novel SINE families from salmons validate Parahucho (Salmonidae) as a distinct genus and give evidence that SINEs can incorporate LINE-related 3′-tails of other SINEs. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24(8): 1656-1666. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msm083
  4. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Parahucho in FishBase. August 2016 version.