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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae Salmonids
Subfamily: Salmoninae
Genus: Oncorhynchus

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North America
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Oncorhynchus aguabonita (Jordan, 1892)

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Oncorhynchus aguabonita
[Golden trout]



North America
Max. Length 58 cm TL
Oncorhynchus apache (Miller, 1972)

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Oncorhynchus apache
[Apache trout]
No picture found


 
Oncorhynchus chrysogaster
[Mexican golden trout]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 99 cm TL
Oncorhynchus clarkii (Richardson, 1836)

Photo by Photo by Bull. U.S. Bur. Fish.
 
Oncorhynchus clarkii
[Cutthroat trout]



Asia
Max. Length 30 cm NG
Oncorhynchus formosanus (Jordan & Oshima, 1919)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Oncorhynchus formosanus
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North America
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Oncorhynchus gilae (Miller, 1950)

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Oncorhynchus gilae
[Gila trout]



Arctic and Pacific draina
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
[Pink salmon]
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Oncorhynchus iwame
[Iwame trout]
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Max. Length 23.3 cm SL

 
Oncorhynchus kawamurae
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North Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm FL
Oncorhynchus keta (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Keeley, E.R.
 
Oncorhynchus keta
[Chum salmon]



North Pacific
Max. Length 107.9 cm TL
Oncorhynchus kisutch (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Keeley, E.R.
 
Oncorhynchus kisutch
[Coho salmon]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 79 cm TL
Oncorhynchus masou (Brevoort, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Oncorhynchus masou
[Masu salmon]



Pacific Slope from Kuskok
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by McDowall, R.M.
 
Oncorhynchus mykiss
[Rainbow trout]



North Pacific
Max. Length 84 cm TL
Oncorhynchus nerka (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Keeley, E.R.
 
Oncorhynchus nerka
[Sockeye salmon]
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Max. Length 44.2 cm TL

 
Oncorhynchus rhodurus
[Japanese Amago]



Arctic, Northwest to Nort
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by McDowall, R.M.
 
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
[Chinook salmon]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Oncorhynchus aguabonita Golden trout North America 71 TL 1892
Oncorhynchus apache Apache trout North America 58 TL 1972
Oncorhynchus chrysogaster Mexican golden trout North America 1964
Oncorhynchus clarkii Cutthroat trout Eastern Pacific 99 TL 1836
Oncorhynchus formosanus Asia 30 NG 1919
Oncorhynchus gilae Gila trout North America 32 TL 1950
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Pink salmon Arctic and Pacific draina 76 TL 1792
Oncorhynchus iwame Iwame trout Asia 1961
Oncorhynchus kawamurae Asia 23.3 SL 1925
Oncorhynchus keta Chum salmon North Pacific 100 FL 1792
Oncorhynchus kisutch Coho salmon North Pacific 107.9 TL 1792
Oncorhynchus masou Masu salmon Northwest Pacific 79 TL 1856
Oncorhynchus mykiss Rainbow trout Pacific Slope from Kuskok 122 TL 1792
Oncorhynchus nerka Sockeye salmon North Pacific 84 TL 1792
Oncorhynchus rhodurus Japanese Amago Asia 44.2 TL 1925
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook salmon Arctic, Northwest to Nort 150 TL 1792



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