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n. pl. eulachon or eu·la·chons

[Chinook Jargon ulχan, from Lower Chinook (Chinookan language of the lower Columbia River valley) úl̷χan, dried eulachon.]


(ˈjuːləˌkɒn) or


n, pl -chons, -chon, -chans or -chan
(Animals) another name for candlefish
[from Chinook Jargon ulâkân]


(ˈkæn dlˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
a small, edible, smeltlike fish, Thaleichthys pacificus, of NW coastal waters of N America, so oily that when dried it can be used as a candle.
Also called eulachon.
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Presence also increased closer to rivers with Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, runs (such as the Susitna River), and the Susitna Delta also supports two major spawning migrations of eulachon, Thaleichthys pacificus, a small, schooling smelt, in May and July.
Oolichan (smelt, Thaleichthys pacificus) oil is one of the most important foods of the Salish people.
Scientific name, Thaleichthys pacificus, is from the Greek thaleia, meaning rich, ichthys, meaning fish, and pacificus, meaning of the Pacific.
Finally, anadromous species, such as Pacific salmon and eulachon, Thaleichthys pacificus, represent a concentrated feeding opportunity that the beluga population may depend on as an important component of their annual nutrition.
This includes species observed in the spring diet, such as eulachon, Thaleichthys pacificus, and sculpin, Cottidae; cod, Gadidae; and flatfish, Pleuronectidae (Quakenbush et al.
thaleichthys in the online Barcode of Life Database (BOLD; Ratnasingham and Hebert 2007).
Since fish availability was a consideration, site scheduling took into account neap tides for flatfish (yellowfin sole, Limanda aspera, and starry flounder, Platichthys stellatus) as well as the timing of anadromous fish runs such as eulachon (or "hooligan"), Thaleichthys pacificus, and Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus spp.
Other prey species from the stomach obtained in Yakutat are surf smelt, Hypomesus pretiosus; eulachon, Thaleichthys pacificus; and Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii (ADFG (6)).
17% per day, suggesting that the progression from a 31 May to a 11 June survey start date corresponds with a change in beluga diving behavior, possibly related to prey switching from small smelt (eulachon, Thaleichthys pacificus) to adult salmonids (Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha).
Eulachon, Thaleichthys pacificus, and Chinook salmon were the only prey identified to species during this time period.
Shrinkage correction and length conversion equations for Theragra chalcogramma, Mallotus villosus and Thaleichthys pacificus.