Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Salmoniformes > Family: Salmonidae > Genus: Oncorhynchus > Species: Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Chinook - Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Walbaum, 1792)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Chavycha Russian Fishbase
Chinook English Fishbase
Chinook Norwegian Fishbase
Chinook salmon English Fishbase
Chinook zalm Dutch Fishbase
Czawycza Polish Fishbase
King salmon English Fishbase
Königslachs German Fishbase
Kungslax Swedish Fishbase
Kuningaslohi Finnish Fishbase
Pickled salmon English Fishbase
Quinnat German Fishbase
Quinnat salmon English Fishbase
Salmao-real Portuguese Fishbase
Salmon chinook Spanish Fishbase
Salmón real Spanish Fishbase
Salmone reale Italian Fishbase
Saumon chinook French Fishbase
Saumon royal French Fishbase
Spring salmon English Fishbase
Vrsta lososa Serbian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Salmo tshawytscha Walbaum, 1792
Oncorhynchus tschawytscha (Walbaum, 1792)
Salmo tschawytscha Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Oncorhynchus chouicha Jordan & Gilbert, 1883
Oncorhynchus cooperi (Suckley, 1861)
Salmo cooperi Suckley, 1861
Salmo quinnat Richardson, 1836
Salmo richardi Suckley, 1861
Salmo warreni Suckley, 1861
Salmo tschawytscha Walbaum, 1792
Salmo orientalis Pallas, 1814

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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