Salmo opimus

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Taxonavigation: Salmoniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Protacanthopterygii
Ordo: Salmoniformes

Familia: Salmonidae
Subfamilia: Salmoninae
Genus: Salmo
Species: Salmo opimus


Holotype: FFR 3047. Paratypes: FFR 3048 (12), 3049 (20), 3050 (4), 3051 (9); CMK 22400 (5).

Type locality: Turkey, Antalya prov., Alara Stream at Gündogmus.

Etymology: The name opimus, is a Latin word meaning fat, plump, opulent; a reference to the massive, deep body of the large adults.


  • Turan, D., Kottelat, M. & Engin, S.; 2012: The trouts of the Mediterranean drainages of southern Anatolia, Turkey, with description of three new species (Teleostei: Salmonidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 23 (3): 219-236.