Summary


Salmo carpio is an Italian salmonid species restricted to Lake Garda in northern Italy, and it is currently critically endangered. Its life expectancy is 5 years. S. carpio was introduced in several Italian lakes and in New Zealand without success. An Italian Institute started a farming programme to increase the natural population and to sell them to the public. There is limited information about the behaviour and home range of S. carpio in the wild, as well as limited publicly available information about its farming conditions.