Originally Posted by Diver Dan
I had never heard of Marble Trout before so I looked them up. Brown Trout and Atlantic Salmon have a very complex evolutionary thing going on. There are a ton of strains. One source I read said they are as complex as our Cutthroat Throut. As for the Marble Trout some belive it's a seperate species but most think it's a subspecies of Brown, Salmo trutta marmoratus. They seem to get pretty big. Here is a picture of one I found;
Marble trout is something special and it is native for Adriatic sea ,and only our side of Adriatic,not Italian ....Every big river that flows to Adriatic sea from North Italy,rivers Po,Socha,Neretva,Moracha and Zeta, to river Drim in Albania have marble trout.
It is not subspecies of brown,it is better to say that when some specimens of ancestor of all salmonides from North Atlantic came to Adriatic sea they developed in some forms we have today,adriatic browns,marble trout and softmouth trout...
Marble can grow really big,scientist say up to 50 kilos ..I saw one that was caught in mine river Zeta 33,5 kilos 15 years ago.Marble is supreme predator in our rivers and it eats only fish..
Here is one 20 kilo fish, caught in Slovenia
and one from Zeta river
Here is delicate creature,softmouth trout
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Originally Posted by wt bash
Pretty wicked looking almost like a Tiger. Are they too anadromous or potoanadromous or do they live entirely in rivers/lakes?
They live entirely in big rivers ,not sea and not lakes,and not small rivers...