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Oncorhynchus keta (Calico salmon; Chum salmon; Dog salmon; Fall salmon; Hum; Keta salmon; Qualla; Summer chum; Salmon; Red caviar; Keta; Chum)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) is a species of anadromous fish in the salmon family. It is a Pacific salmon, and may also be known as dog salmon or keta salmon, and is often marketed under the name silverbrite salmon. The name chum salmon comes from the Chinook Jargon term tzum, meaning "spotted" or "marked", while keta in the scientific name comes from the Evenki language of Eastern Siberia via Russian.
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Adult Length [1]  39 inches (100 cm)
Brood Dispersal [3]  Hidden
Brood Egg Substrate [3]  Lithophils (rock-gravel)
Brood Guarder [3]  No
Litter Size [1]  4,000
Maximum Longevity [1]  7 years
Migration [4]  Anadromous
Speed [5]  1.79 MPH (.8 m/s)
Adult Weight [2]  19.28 lbs (8.745 kg)
Diet [4]  Carnivore
Female Maturity [1]  3 years 3 months
Male Maturity [2]  3 years 3 months

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3Alaska Wildlife Notebook Series, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
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6Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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8The Role of Slender Tuna, Allothunnus fallai, in the Pelagic Ecosystems of the South Pacific Ocean, Akihiko Yatsu, Japan. J. Ichthyol. 41(4): 367-377, 1995
9Diving depths, diet, and underwater foraging of Rhinoceros Auklets in British Columbia, Alan E. Burger, Rory P. Wilson, Don Garnier and Marie-Pierre T. Wilson, Canadian Journal of Zoology Vol. 71: 2528-2540 (1993)
10Diet of the Steller’s Sea Eagle in the Northern Sea of Okhotsk, Irina UTEKHINA, Eugene POTAPOV & Michael J. MCGRADY, First Symposium on Steller’s and White-tailed Sea Eagles in East Asia pp. 71-82, 2000
11Endemic sturgeons of the Amur River: kaluga, Huso dauricus, and Amur sturgeon, Acipenser schrenckii, Mikhail L. Krykhtin & Victor G. Svirskii, Environmental Biology of Fishes 48: 231–239, 1997
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13Predation by Salmon Sharks (Lamna ditropis) on Pacific Salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) in the North Pacific Ocean, Kazuya Nagasawa, NPAFC Bulletin No. 1 pp. 419-433 (1998)
14Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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