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Salmo ohridanus (Salmon)

Synonyms: Acantholingua ohridana; Salmothymus ohridanus
Language: Albanian; Danish

Wikipedia Abstract

Salmo ohridanus, also known by the local name as the belvica, is a species of freshwater salmonid fish, endemic to Lake Ohrid in Albania and Macedonia. Salmo ohridanus is a relatively small fish, usually shorter than 30 cm and less than 0.5 kg weight. It is a commercially exploited species subject to heavy fishing, and has been bred in fish farms for over 50 years. It has also been intentionally hybridized with another endemic species, the Ohrid trout (Salmo letnica). It is threatened by the hybridization, degradation of water quality and overfishing; but the stock remains abundant.
View Wikipedia Record: Salmo ohridanus

Endangered Species

Status: Vulnerable
View IUCN Record: Salmo ohridanus


Parasitized by 
Cyathocephalus truncatus[1]
Raphidascaris acus[1]
Salmonema ephemeridarum[1]

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External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0