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 (săm′ə-nĭd, săl′mə-)
Any of various fishes of the family Salmonidae, which includes the salmon, trout, grayling, and whitefish.

[From New Latin Salmōnidae, family name, from Salmō, type genus, from Latin salmō, salmōn-, salmon; see salmon.]

salm′o·nid adj.


(Zoology) any fish of the family Salmonidiae


(ˈsæl mə nɪd)

1. belonging or pertaining to the family Salmonidae, including the salmons, trouts, chars, and whitefishes.
2. a salmonid fish.
[1865–70; < New Latin Salmonidae.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salmonid - soft-finned fishes of cold and temperate waters
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
family Salmonidae, Salmonidae - salmon and trout
salmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
trout - any of various game and food fishes of cool fresh waters mostly smaller than typical salmons
charr, char - any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus
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Multiple attempts were made to acclimatise various species of European and American salmonids in Victoria throughout the nineteenth century.
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Because salmonids bury their embryos in redds under several centimeters of gravel, resource managers postulated that didymo mats might inhibit adults from spawning or hatchlings from emerging through the gravel.
of Idaho, Moscow) and Zaroban (College of Idaho, Caldwell) present a field guide to the native fishes of the intermountain state in order to raise awareness of them, particularly species besides the salmonids.
For pelagic species, such as salmonids and forage fishes, recovery efforts call for habitat protection and mitigation of water-pollution issues, among other factors, as management tools (Fluharty, 2000; Schindler et al.