"How to Identify the Five Salmon Species Found in Alaska"

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HOW TO IDENTIFY THE FIVE SALMON SPECIES FOUND IN ALASKA
C
(
)
:
OHO
SILVER
SALMON
K
(
)
:
ING
CHINOOK
SALMON
blue-gray back
Greenish-blue back with silvery sides.
with silvery sides. Small irregular shaped black spots on
Small black spots on
back, dorsal fin, and usually on both lobes of the tail.
the back, dorsal fin,
and usually on
Black mouth with white
upper lobe of
gums at base of teeth on
tail only.
lower jaw.
Spawning coho salmon adults develop
Black mouth with black gums
greenish-black heads and dark brown to
at base of teeth on lower jaw.
maroon bodies.
S
(
)
:
OCKEYE
RED
SALMON
Dark blue-black
back with silvery sides. No distinct spots
Spawning
on back, dorsal fin, or tail.
king salmon
adults lose their
silvery bright color and
Spawning sockeye salmon adults develop
take on a maroon to olive brown
dull green colored heads and brick-red
color.
to scarlet bodies.
C
(
)
:
HUM
DOG
SALMON
P
(
):
INK SALMON
HUMPIES
Dull gray back with
Very large spots on the back and
yellowish-silver sides.
No distinct spots on back
large black oval blotches on both
or tail. Large eye pupil—
tail lobes. Very small scales.
covers nearly the entire eye.
Spawning adults develop
Spawning adults take on a dull
olive green coloration on
gray coloration on the back and
the back with maroon sides
upper sides with a creamy white
covered with irregular dull
color below. Males develop a
red bars. Males exhibit
pronounced hump.
many large canine-like
teeth.
HOW TO IDENTIFY THE FIVE SALMON SPECIES FOUND IN ALASKA
C
(
)
:
OHO
SILVER
SALMON
K
(
)
:
ING
CHINOOK
SALMON
blue-gray back
Greenish-blue back with silvery sides.
with silvery sides. Small irregular shaped black spots on
Small black spots on
back, dorsal fin, and usually on both lobes of the tail.
the back, dorsal fin,
and usually on
Black mouth with white
upper lobe of
gums at base of teeth on
tail only.
lower jaw.
Spawning coho salmon adults develop
Black mouth with black gums
greenish-black heads and dark brown to
at base of teeth on lower jaw.
maroon bodies.
S
(
)
:
OCKEYE
RED
SALMON
Dark blue-black
back with silvery sides. No distinct spots
Spawning
on back, dorsal fin, or tail.
king salmon
adults lose their
silvery bright color and
Spawning sockeye salmon adults develop
take on a maroon to olive brown
dull green colored heads and brick-red
color.
to scarlet bodies.
C
(
)
:
HUM
DOG
SALMON
P
(
):
INK SALMON
HUMPIES
Dull gray back with
Very large spots on the back and
yellowish-silver sides.
No distinct spots on back
large black oval blotches on both
or tail. Large eye pupil—
tail lobes. Very small scales.
covers nearly the entire eye.
Spawning adults develop
Spawning adults take on a dull
olive green coloration on
gray coloration on the back and
the back with maroon sides
upper sides with a creamy white
covered with irregular dull
color below. Males develop a
red bars. Males exhibit
pronounced hump.
many large canine-like
teeth.