Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (Chinook Salmon, King Salmon, ONCTS) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-104717 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

published: 20 Feb 2013 last updated: 12 Aug 2014
Organism information
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Kingdom Metazoa
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Salmoniformes
Family Salmonidae
Genus Oncorhynchus
Species tshawytscha
  • Salmo tshawytscha
  • Chinook Salmon
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  • King Salmon
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  • ONCTS
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Fish
Wild
Characteristics related to biosafety
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Juvenile Chinook may spend from 3 months to 2 years in freshwater before migrating to estuarine areas as smolts and then into the ocean to feed and mature.
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Chinook salmon are found from the Bering Strait area off Alaska south to Southern California. Chinook salmon also occur along the coast of Siberia and south to Hokkaido Island, Japan.
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  • Food
Additional Information
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