Friday, January 18, 2008

Marble trout

A new fish taxon was added to the balkan-trout site.

Marble trout (Salmo marmoratus) is native to the North Adriatic river systems (e.g. the Po river system in Italy and the Soča/Isonzo river system in Slovenia and Italy) and is one of the most endangered freshwater species. The main threat has been hybridization with introduced brown trout. Dr. Meta Povž from Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, French researchers Dr. Alain Crivelli and Dr. Patrick Berrebi and Dušan Jesenšek, the manager of Tolmin fish farm of the Angling Club of Tolmin are just a few of people involved in an action plan for marble trout restoration, which was initiated in 1992 and later joint also by the Department of Animal Science at the University of Ljubljana.

Read more about it in Studied taxa.

Salmo marmoratus

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for providing this information. It’s really useful.

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