Change of genus of Atlantic salmon

Mario Antonio Gutierrez Gutierrez magg at NS.UCA.RAIN.NI
Fri Jan 26 14:30:12 EST 1996



On Fri, 26 Jan 1996, Mario Antonio Gutierrez Gutierrez wrote:

> To : Mr. Maike Stron
> Excuse me about your question, but I do not know of the taxonomy of the 
> cold water fishes, I only have experience with tropical fishes.
> 
> Reraeding to the change  of genus of Atlantic salmon (from Salmo to 
> Onchorhynchus), I do not have information of this change. Remember, there 
> are other species of salmon of the generus Onchorhynchus. The difference 
> between this two generus is a genetic feature (cromosomic number). I 
> thing that the genus is still Salmo.
> 
> The following is a list of common and scientific name of some Salmonidae.
> 
> COMMON NEME				SCIENTIFIC NAME
> Rainbow trout *  . . . . . . . . . . . Onchorhynchus  nykis
> masu salmon      . . . . . . . . . . . Onchorhynchus  masou
> amago salmon     . . . . . . . . . . . Onchorhynchus  rhodurus
> Japanese char    . . . . . . . . . . . Salvelinus pluvirus
> Alaska salmon (kokanee)* . . . . . . . Onchorhynchus nerkas
> brown truot      . . . . . . . . . . . Salmo  trutta
> Atlantic salmon  . . . . . . . . . . . Salmo salar
> silver salmon    . . . . . . . . . . . Onchorhynchus  kisutch
> royal salmon     . . . . . . . . . . . Onchorhynchus  tshawytscha
> pink salmon      . . . . . . . . . . . Onchorhynchus  gorbucha
>  
>               * Farming Japan  Magazine , Jan. 1996.
>  
> For more infromation, you can contac with the Oregon University, Michigan 
> University or Auburn University.
> If you have any question about Central American fishes, please do not 
> hesitate to contact me.
> 
> Deparment of Ecology
> Universidad Centroamerina
> Managua, Nicaragua.
> P.O. Box 69
> E-mail magg at ns.uca.rain.ni
> 



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