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Oncorhynchus kisutch

Basic information
Scientific name Oncorhynchus kisutch (No picture)
Common names Silver salmon, Coho salmon
Higher taxon Salmonidae, Salmoniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Primorsky, eastern Russia, and northern part of Sea of Japan, Okhotsk, Bering, Pacific coast of N America, to California.
Habitat Rivers and ocean.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Not established in Japan. Sometimes occur in Hokkaido. Range in Japan
Origin USA
Date Imported in 1973 from USA and released in 1974 to Hokkaido.
Route Deliberate: As fishery resource
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan Capture of this species is prohibited by Hokkaido local government.
Introduced range in other countries Chile, France, Kerguelen Is., etc.
Reference Notes
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-14)
  • Kawanabe et al. (eds) (2002) Freshwater Fishes of Japan, 3rd ed.. Yama-kei Publishers, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Matsuzawa & Senou (2008) Alien fishes of Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)