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Anadromous Fish Life History Profiles.

This section identifies the anadromous fish species that inhabit the Pacific Northwest. Anadromous fishes are those that spend all or part of their adult life in salt water and return to freshwater streams and rivers to spawn.

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    Click For Image Life-History Profile Scientific Name
    Chinook Salmon
    Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
    Coho Salmon
    Oncorhynchus kisutsh
    Chum Salmon
    Oncorhynchus keta
    Pink Salmon
    Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
    Coastal Cutthroat Trout
    Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii
    Sockeye Salmon
    Oncorhynchus nerka
    Steelhead
    Oncorhynchus mykiss
    American Shad
    Alosa sapidissima
    Eulachon (Candlefish)
    Thaleichthys pacificus
    Green Sturgeon
    Acipenser medirostris
    White Sturgeon
    Acipenser transmontanus
    Pacific Lamprey
    Lampetra tridentata

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