Salmon facts for kids

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Atlantischer Lachs
Atlantic salmon
Salmon (breeding color)
Chum Salmon of a breeding season
Salmon- Egg Membranes
Ovary of the Chum Salmon was opened and loosened

Salmon is a kind of teleost fish. There are many different kinds of salmon. Salmon belong to the same family of fish as the trout. Most kinds of salmon live in salt water, or migrate between rivers and the sea. Many people like to eat salmon, so the fish is also grown in fish farms. Usual ways to make food out of salmon are smoking, cold smoking and graving. Salmon are killed by people, other fish and their environment.

Major species

  • Atlantic salmon
  • Australian salmon
  • Chinook salmon
  • Chum salmon
  • Coho salmon
  • Indian Salmon
  • Pink salmon
  • Sockeye salmon

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