Chinook Salmon


Other Common Names:

King salmon, tyee, spring salmon, quinnat


Scientific Name:

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha



Iridescent green to blue-green on back; sides below lateral line silvery; silvery to white underside


Photo courtesy of:

James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History Konrad Schmidt


Text courtesy of:

Fish Profiles - University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

Fishes of Wisconsin by George C. Becker


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