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Silver salmon

Order Salmoniformes
Family Salmonidae

Euryhaline fish (marine and freshwater) with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongate, becoming deeper with age, spawning males a little hump-backed. Tip of upper jaw reaching well behind eye; snout and lower jaw becoming hooked and teeth enlarged in spawning males. Caudal fin emarginate. Scales moderate, 120-140 in lateral line. Colour silvery, with black spots on upper flanks, base of dorsal fin and upper lobe of caudal fin in adults.

FAO code
Oncorhynchus kisutch
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
  • Area 2: America, North - Inland waters
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 3: America, South - Inland waters
  • Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
  • Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
may jun jul aug
International denominations
Germany Silberlachs
China 银大麻哈鱼
France Saumon argenté
Italy Salmone argentato
Portugal Salmão prateado
United Kingdom Silver salmon
Japan Gin-zake
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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