Chinook salmon

Other vernacular names for the species include king salmon, Quinnat salmon, spring salmon, and Tyee salmon. The scientific species name is . Body size, which is related to age, may be an important factor in migration and spawning . Jaw The chinook has a dark mouth and black gums at the base of its teeth. Immature chinook are known as a “ blackmouth. Tail Both the upper and lower lobes of the .

This native fish is one of the most fascinating fishes found in Idaho, its body is silver to olive-colored. Chinook (King) Salmon Jaw. During the oceanic portion of their life cycle, these fish are primarily concerned with growing and storing energy that they will require for successful reproduction. This period can last anywhere between one and eight years.

Native to the northwest coast of North American and northeast Asia, the specific name of this fish (pronounced shaw-witch-shaw) comes from the Kamchatka Peninsula and is thought to refer to . Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. The chinook is the largest of the Pacific salmon species, the world record standing at 57. Salmon belong to a family of fish called Salmonidae.

This family appeared between and million years ago with modern salmon appearing in the fossil record about million years ago.

All species of salmon are anadromous (a trait shared with the Pacific lamprey), which means adults migrate from the ocean to . It has also been introduced to many places around the world including the Great Lakes and New Zealand. Spawning runs occur in spring, adults swimming as far as 2km (0miles) . They can spend up to seven years in the ocean, generally weighing between and lbs when they return to spawn in the rivers. First foods ceremonies are one way Coast Salish communities celebrate respect for the earth. It generally occurs in deeper, colder parts of Lake Ontario and has been sustained by stocking and some natural recruitment in the Salmon River of Oswego County. There are ten species of Pacific salmon.

Like all Pacific salmon species, the chinook dies after spawning. It is doubtful that these fish will reproduce in Fort Peck, but due to their intense homing instinct . Found in Coppermine River in the . Other common names for this largest salmon are king, spring salmon, and tyee. Adult chinook salmon are iridescent . California Coastal Evolutionarily Significant Unit Evolutionarily Significant Unit ( ESU): . Listen carefully the next time you walk by a creek, river or stream and you may just hear the splash of salmon running upstream.

They spend spend most of the year in the lake, and then return to tributary streams to spawn. Last COSEWIC Designation: Endangered SARA Status: No schedule, No Status. Individuals of this species may be protected . A six-year cooperative research project by U.

Giant 50-pound fish was one of Wannock River salmon caught by the Percy Walkus Hatchery in Rivers Inlet for their seasonal “egg take.