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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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Salmonids are generally migratory or anadromous by nature; they migrate to warmer conditions (from mountain lakes to seas) for the purpose of reproduction.
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As in Paso Robles, wine grape growers in Mendocino use water to protect new growth from frost during spring -- and this is when young salmonids need water in the streams that lead to the ocean, where they'll spend most of their adult lives.
Mr Rees said: "We are building a new fish pass for migratory salmonids as were informed the existing one was not up to scratch.
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.
Because of their migratory behavior and reproductive requirements of flowing, well-oxygenated, cool water, salmonids have been particularly affected by altered flow regimes due to the construction of dams and diversions, and the diminishment of dry season flows by groundwater pumping (McEwan 2001; McEwan and Jackson 2003; Hunt et al.
Factors inhibiting the growth and survival of Pacific Northwest salmonids have received extensive attention for over 50 years.
The first species of salmonids and trout, rainbow, which was cultivated as a staple food of man and domesticated.