Phylogeography and conservation genetics

Softmouth trout

Neretva

Jadro

Krka

Zeta

Vrljika

Belvica and letnica

Dentex trout

Marble trout

Brown Trout in Serbia

Trouts in the River Neretva

Trouts in Montenegro

Genomic research

Marble pigment pattern

Vernacular names

Softmouth Trout From The River Krka – Salmo obtusirostris krkensis

Salmo obtusirostris krkensisThe main morphological trait, typical of the Krka softmouth trout is blunt snout, which gives it “unkind look”. That’s why natives call it zlousta or “evil mouth” trout.

The Krka softmouth trout inhabit very restricted area of the upper part of the River Krka at the town of Knin, Croatia. They sympatrically co-exist with brown trout. According to our observation, it is the most scarce and endangered taxon of the softmouth trout.

Despite a trial (see Field Trip), we didn’t succeed to obtain samples of the Krka softmouth trout and therefore its DNA phylogeny still remains obscured.

Softmouth trout