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Salmon Life Cycle

View the Live Salmon Camera and Salmon Life Cycle Diagram.

Additional Information about Common Sport Fish Species in Alaska

Pacific Salmon

COMMON NAME NICKNAME SCIENTIFIC NAME
Chinook King Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Chum Dog Oncorhynchus keta
Coho Silver Oncorhynchus kisutch
Pink Humpback Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Sockeye Red Oncorhynchus nerka

Trout

COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME
Cutthroat Oncorhynchus clarki
Rainbow Oncorhynchus mykiss
Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss

Grayling

COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME
Arctic Grayling Thymallus arcticus

Char

COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME
Arctic Char Salvelinus alpinus
Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis
Dolly Varden Salvelinus malma
Lake Trout Salvelinus namaycush

Whitefish

COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME
Whitefish Coregonus sp., Prosopium sp.
Sheefish Stenodus leucichthys