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

Brown trout - Salmo trutta fario Linnaeus 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Valid parent species Salmo trutta

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bachforelle German Fishbase
Bäcköring Swedish Fishbase
Beekforel Dutch Fishbase
Bekkaure Norwegian Fishbase
Bekkørret Norwegian Fishbase
Brown trout English Fishbase
Bækørred Danish Fishbase
Forel ruch'evaya Russian Fishbase
Forel strumkova Russian Fishbase
Pastrav Romanian Fishbase
Pastrav de munte Romanian Fishbase
Pastrav indigen Romanian Fishbase
Pstrag potokowy Polish Fishbase
Pstruh obecný forma potocni Czech Fishbase
Purotaimen Finnish Fishbase
Rechna pastarva Bulgarian Fishbase
Tammukka Finnish Fishbase
Trofte mali Albanian Fishbase
Trota fario Italian Fishbase
Truite commune French Fishbase
Truite fario French Fishbase
Truta-comum Portuguese Fishbase
Synonym Author
Salmo fario Linnaeus, 1758
Salmo lacustris (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Salmo trutta (non Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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