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- n. Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, the chinook salmon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The California salmon (Oncorhynchus choicha); -- called also chouicha, king salmon, chinook salmon, and Sacramento salmon. It is of great commercial importance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The king-salmon, Oncorhynchus quinnat. Also called chavicha and equinna. See Oncorhynchus and salmon.
The quinnat is the largest member of the genus, closely resembles _salar_ in appearance and surpasses him in size.
These species may be called the quinnat or king salmon, the blue-back salmon or red-fish, the silver salmon, the dog salmon, and the hump-back salmon, or _Oncorhynchus chouicha, nerka, kisutch, keta_, and _gorbuscha_.
1 All the species of salmon on the Pacific coast may be reduced to five, belonging to the one genus Oncorhyncus: (1) O. chavicha, or quinnat, called "quinnat" and
The large rivers of Otago and Canterbury are now also populated by introduced sport-fish such as brown trout (Salmo trutta), rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), quinnat salmon (O. tshawytscha), and sockeye salmon (O. nerka).
The quinnat or spring salmon is the largest and best table fish, and is followed in the latter part of the summer by the sockeye, which runs in enormous numbers up the Fraser and Skeena rivers.
The quinnat takes the hook freely in Monterey bay, both near the shore and at a distance of six or eight miles out.
The manner of spawning is probably similar for all the species, but we have no data for any except the quinnat.
In Frazer's River, in the fall, quinnat male grilse of every size, from eight inches upward, were running, the milt fully developed, but usually not showing the hooked jaws and dark colors of the older males.
The quinnat salmon, from its great size and abundance, is more valuable than all other fishes on our Pacific coast together.
Only the quinnat and blue-back (then called red-fish) have been found in the fall at any great distance from the sea.
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