Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Salmoniformes > Family: Salmonidae > Genus: Salmo > Species: Salmo obtusirostris

Adriatic salmon - Salmo obtusirostris (Heckel, 1851)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive
Natura 2000 sites 3 are designated for this species


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
HR5000031 Croatia Delta Neretve Map
HR2000931 Croatia Jadro Map
HR2000933 Croatia Vrljika Map

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Adriantaimen Finnish Fishbase
Adriatic salmon English Fishbase
Mekousna Serbian Fishbase
Trofte e cemit Albanian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Salmothymus obtusirostris (Heckel, 1852)
Salar obtusirostris Heckel, 1852
Thymallus microlepis Steindachner, 1874
Trutta montenigrina Karaman, 1933
Salmo zetensis Hadzisce, 1960
Salmo obtusirostris oxyrhyncchus Steindachner, 1882
Trutta obtusirostris salonitana Karaman, 1927
Trutta obtusirostris krkensis Karaman, 1927
Trutta montenegrina Karaman, 1933
Salmo montenegrinus (Karaman, 1933)
Salmo montenigrinus (Karaman, 1933)
Salmo obtusirostris oxyrhynchus Steindachner, 1882

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External data

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