Salmo nigripinnis Günther, 1866
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Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  33 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Europe: Lough Melvin (21km2) in Ireland.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from its congeners in British Isles by its unique dark brown or black fins, especially pectorals. Differs further by the combination of the following characters: body light brown to silvery with many large spots; red spots absent or few, small, inconspicuous, restricted to posterior part of body; and body depth about 3.9-4.4 times in SL (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  A lacustrine and pelagic species, occurring in relatively deep water. Feeds predominantly on mid-water plankton, especially Cladocera, and chironomid pupae. Migrates to tributaries for spawning. Spawns in most lake tributaries. Attains a maximum size of up to about 33 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.08.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.07.10

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