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Oncorhynchus tschawytscha

Basic information
Scientific name Oncorhynchus tschawytscha (No picture)
Common names King salmon
Higher taxon Salmonidae, Salmoniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Sea of Japan, Okhotsk, Bering, to NE Pacific of California coast
Habitat Coastal part of ocean.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Not established in Japan. Sometimes occur in Hokkaido. Range in Japan
Origin Imported from USA in past.
Date Indisputable record was in 1959, introduction to Tokachi River.
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 Australia, New Zealand, Argentine, Chile, 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)
There are records in the Fishery Office of Washinton State, for export to Japan in 1897 and 1898. But these have not been confirmed in Japan.