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Oncorhynchus keta

Basic information
Scientific name Oncorhynchus keta

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Common names Chum salmon, Dog salmon, Keta salmon, Qualla, Summer chum
Higher taxon Salmonidae, Salmoniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range Central to northern Japan, Korean Peninsula, Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, Bering Sea, Pacific coastal area of North America (to California).
Habitat Rivers, Sea.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Wide area of Hokkaido and Honshu such as Kuriyama River (Chiba), Tamagawa River (Tokyo), etc. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Route Deliberate: Release for fishery resource.
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan Harvesting of this species is controlled by several local governments.
Introduced range in other countries Norway, Latvia, Iran, Chile, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-07)
  • 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)