Salmo trutta caspius

Caspian trout

Phylum Chordates (Chordata)
Class Fish (Pisces)
Order Salmonids (Salmoniformes)
Family Salmons (Salmonidae)
Genus Salmons (Salmo)
Species Authority Kessler, 1877
Summary Status: endangered (Category I), very rare anadromous subspecies in the Kazakstani territory of the Caspian Sea. The Caspian lake trout reaches 50 kg and lives up to 10 years. This lake trout once spawned in the tributaries of the Volga and Ural Rivers is considered to be a subspecies of the migratory kumzha lake trout. It has not been caught in the wild for more than 15 years. It was once more widely distributed in the southwestern Caspian Basin. In this area it has been adapted to rearing in fish farms.

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