Oncorhynchus keta

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Noun1.Oncorhynchus keta - a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish
salmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
genus Oncorhynchus, Oncorhynchus - Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon
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Shoaling behavior as a tool to understand microhabitat use by juvenile chum salmon, Oncorhynchus keta.
Arctic lamprey, Lethenteron camtschaticum All Clupeidae Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii All Catostomidae Longnose sucker, Catostomus catostomus All Osmeridae <1 2 Pond smelt, Hypomesus olidus Rainbow smelt, Osmerus mordax Eulachon, Thaleichthys pad ficus Capelin, Mallotus villosus All Salmonidae Dolly Varden, Salvelinus malma Pink salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chum salmon, Oncorhynchus keta Sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka All Gadidae 86 23 Arctic cod, Boreogadus saida 82 21 Saffron cod, Eleginus gracilis 1 5 Walleye pollock, Theragra chalcogramma 3 3 Pacific cod, Gadus macrochephalus All Gasterosteidae, stickleback spp.
In a study on comparison of vertebrae, otoliths, and scales for ageing fall chum salmon, Oncorhynchus keta, Clark (1987) suggested that the time required to process and read vertebrae (twenty times as long as scales) made them less practical to use but the precision and accuracy involved with vertebrae made them the best of the three structures researched.
It is borrowed from the scientific name Oncorhynchus keta of government fisheries bulletins.
Four juvenile salmon species reside in Dabob Bay temporarily during outmigration to the Pacific Ocean (Bollens and Frost, 1989): Oncorhynchus keta (chum), O.