Humpbacked salmon - definition of Humpbacked salmon by The Free Dictionary
|1.||A small salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) which ascends the rivers of the Pacific coast from California to Alaska, and also on the Asiatic side. In the breeding season the male has a large dorsal hump and distorted jaws.|
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Incredibly, and with little publicity, a pacific humpbacked salmon
was caught on the Tweed by a Mr Louis, weighing 3lb 8oz.