Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of the family Salmonidae, which includes the salmon, trout, and whitefish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to fish of the salmon family (Salmonidae), including salmon, trout, chars, freshwater whitefishes and graylings.
  • n. A fish of the Salmonidae family.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish of the family Salmonidæ.
  • Salmonoid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. soft-finned fishes of cold and temperate waters

Etymologies

From New Latin Salmōnidae, family name, from Salmō, type genus, from Latin salmō, salmōn-, salmon; see salmon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "salmonid" habitat is needed to protect these species.

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  • Mongolian Taimen: They're the largest member of the salmonid family and to catch one, you need to be guided on camel back by a Sherpa or some such over Siberian peaks to rivers with names that sound like they're from the 1988 film "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" (gimme props for a severely off-the-wall movie reference!)

    One Out of Five Ain't Bad

  • In particular, salmonid biomass in nutrient-poor environments varies with nutrient levels, habitat type, and discharge [9].

    Climate change effects on arctic freshwater fish populations

  • Region 4: Northern Québec and Labrador salmonid and pike populations

    Climate change effects on arctic freshwater fish populations

  • Blue Ridge streams have a distinct fish fauna, with some containing brook trout, the only salmonid native to Tennessee.

    Ecoregions of Tennessee (EPA)

  • Declines in salmonid populations have been severe throughout the ecoregion and basin-wide; however, a few aquatic strongholds and areas of very low road densities still persist within the ecoregion.

    Central and Southern Cascades forests

  • Some taxonomic groups are particularly species rich in a global context: any impact of climate warming on such species, for example, willows (Salix spp.), sawflies, stoneflies, wading birds, and salmonid fish, is likely to affect their diversity at the global level.

    Arctic environments north of the treeline

  • That is, most of the salmonid fishes found in the Arctic, and several species of other families, use marine environments extensively for summer feeding and, in some instances, for substantial portions of their life history (e.g., much of salmon life history occurs in marine waters).

    Freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic

  • Yes | No | Report from joey wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago ha, you guys are funny. i already AM IN ARGENTINA!!! and loving every minute of it. where can i post a photo of a 40 pound dorado that will eat any salmonid's lunch and the salmonid, too?!!

    Color Me Stupid

  • Withdraw all timber sales in roadless areas, late successional reserves, and key salmonid watersheds in the Siskiyou Nation Forest, including the Mineral Fork, Quosatana Roadless Area, and Smith River National Recreation Area timber sales.

    Klamath-Siskiyou forests

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