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Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)

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Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)

Chum salmon is the second largest of the Pacific salmon species and averages about 8-15 pounds. They also have the largest geographic distribution of any Pacific salmonid. Spawning males are known for their large canine-like teeth, which often earns them the name “dog salmon”, and for their tiger stripes of red, green, and black. Spawning females are less vibrantly colored. 


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