Overview

salmonid


Related Overviews

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Zoology and Animal Sciences

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

; superorder Protacanthopterygii, order Salmoniformes)

A fairly large family of freshwater fish (although a number of species spend several years in the sea before returning to the river to spawn) that have an elongate body, with the soft-rayed, single, dorsal and pelvic fins placed about midway along the trunk, a small adipose fin, and a slightly forked tail fin. Most are medium to large fish, inhabiting the cold to temperate freshwater systems of the northern hemisphere. Many species are of considerable commercial importance and a number have been introduced into other countries in order to improve the local fisheries. There are about 70 species.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.