S. L. Karaman, 1938
Salmo peristericus, or the Prespa trout is a variety of trout, a freshwater fish in the Salmonidae family. It is endemic to the Lake Prespa watershed at the border area of Greece and North Macedonia.
The Prespa trout is morphologically difficult to separate from other trouts of the region. Genetic data show it is close to and derived from the Adriatic lineage of brown trout, and do not support a distinct species status. Nevertheless, its protection as an Evolutionary Significant Unit is justified regardless of the taxonomic status.
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