pink salmon

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pink salmon

n.
A salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) of Pacific waters having silvery sides with black spots on the back and tail fin, the male of which has a conspicuous dorsal hump during the spawning season. Also called humpback salmon.

[From the color of its flesh, and perhaps also from the pink stripe developed by the male during the spawning season .]

pink salmon

n
1. (Animals) any salmon having pale pink flesh, esp Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, of the Pacific Ocean
2. (Animals) the flesh of such a fish

pink′ salm′on


n.
a small Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, distinguished by its small scales and long anal fin and by the bright red spawning coloration of males.
[1930–35]
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Last month, the Environment Agency released details of pink salmon - Oncorhynchus gorbuscha - being spotted in the North East.
Outbreeding depression in hybrids between spatially separated pink salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, populations: marine survival, homing ability, and variability in family size.
gorbuscha, to ensure a broad assortment of species in the resulting phylogenetic tree (Table 1).
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After examination, it's believed the fish are pink salmon - oncorhynchus gorbuscha - a native of the North Pacific basin and its surrounding rivers.