from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The vernacular name in Alaska and Kamchatka, and also the technical specific name, of a kind of salmon.


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  • The species name kisutch “keez-utch” came about in the same circuitous way as the scientific names for the other Pacific salmon originating from the Koryak languages of the Kamchatka Peninsula.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) is also known in the Silver Salmon.

    Salmon decline in western North America~ historical context

  • South Slough tributaries provide habitat for amphibians such as the Pacific giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus) and the red-legged frog (Rana aurora), and many contain populations of resident and anadromous fish, such coho salmon (Onchorhynchus kisutch).

    South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Oregon

  • One watershed adjacent to the Bystrinsky Nature Park contains eleven species of salmonid fish, several being considered nationally threatened: king Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, silver O. kisutch, both resident and anadromous forms of sockeye salmon O. nerka and steelhead and rainbow trout Salmo mykiss, chum O. keta, pink O. gorbuscha and cherry salmon O. masu, Dolly Varden char Salvelinus malma, white-spotted char S. leucomaenis, and whitefish Coregonis ssp.

    Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Russian Federation

  • On the John Day River in Oregon, fall chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and coho salmon (O. kisutch) appear to be extinct and spring chinook salmon and steelhead (O. mykiss) numbers have dropped precipitously.

    Blue Mountains forests

  • Recorded salmonid fish species include coastal cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki, steelhead trout O. mykiss, chinook salmon O. tshawyscha and coho salmon O. kisutch.

    Redwood National Park, United States

  • Damming by introduced beaver of small streams used by coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) for spawning threaten some stocks.

    Queen Charlotte Islands

  • Over 237 fish species occur, including all five species of Alaskan pacific salmon: chum Oncorhynchus keta, red O. nerka, silver O. kisutch, pink O. gorbuscha, and king O. tshawytscha.

    Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, United States

  • The coho earned its original scientific name, “Salmo kisutch” in 1792 and this name persisted to the late nineteenth century when it was classified as part of the genus Oncorhynchus.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch pink salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha chum salmon, Oncorhynchus keta sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss coastal rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus redband trout of the Columbia River basin, Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri redband trout of the Northern Great Basin, Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii

    Trout and Salmon of North America


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