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

Pink salmon - Oncorhynchus gorbuscha (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

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bleiklax Icelandic Fishbase
Buckelkopflachs German Fishbase
Buckellachs German Fishbase
Ech-ech Russian Fishbase
Gorbusha Russian Fishbase
Gorbusza Polish Fishbase
Hnúolax Icelandic Fishbase
Kal'-al' Russian Fishbase
Kraska-balyk Russian Fishbase
Krasnina Russian Fishbase
Kykhyl-balyk Russian Fishbase
Kyttyrälohi Finnish Fishbase
Pembe alabalik Turkish Fishbase
Pink salmon English Fishbase
Pink zalm Dutch Fishbase
Puckellax Swedish Fishbase
Pukkellaks Danish Fishbase
Pukkellaks Norwegian Fishbase
Rode zalm Dutch Fishbase
Rosa Lachs German Fishbase
Salmao-rosa Portuguese Fishbase
Salmón rosado Spanish Fishbase
Salmone rosa Italian Fishbase
Saumon rose French Fishbase
Saumon rose à bosse French Fishbase
Solomós Greek Fishbase
Tengi Russian Fishbase
Uru Russian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Salmo gorbuscha Walbaum, 1792
Salmo proteus Pallas, 1811
Salmo scouleri Richardson, 1836
Oncorhynchus proteus Günther, 1866
Oncorhynchus scouleri (Richardson, 1836)
Salmo tschawytchiformis Smitt, 1886

Other resources

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

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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