Salmon, Pacific

SALMON, PACIFIC, genus Oncorhynchus, inhabits the coastal waters of northern Pacific Rim countries and is found in N America from San Francisco to Alaska and in coastal areas of Russia, Japan and Korea. Seven species of salmon are recognized: pink (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha); chum (O. keta); coho (O. kisutch); sockeye (O. nerka); chinook (O. tshawytscha); masu or sakura-masu (O. masou); and amago or biwamasu (O. rhodurus). The first 5 species listed occur in the eastern Pacific along the central...

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