A photo of a Chinook Salmon

About Chinook Salmon

Chinook are large silver fish and have more spots on their backs than the Coho salmon, a squared-off tail fin, and small black spots on both lobes of the tail fin. The interior of the mouth is black. Mature males develop a hooked upper jaw and enlarged teeth. The anal fin usually has 14 to 19 rays; its base is longer than base of dorsal fin. Adult size: 18 to 40 inches.

Common Names

King Salmon

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