Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)

Chum Salmon

Detailed Description

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. 


Image Dimensions: 350 x 263

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Cook, WA, US


USGS, Western Fisheries Research Center