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Species list of the family Salmonidae

Effective 14 July 2015 to 11 December 2018

The family Salmonidae comprises the following fish whose common English and scientific names are given. Please note other common names may be used to describe these species of the family Salmonidae.


Acantholingua orhidana

Brachymystax (lenox)

Brachymystax lenok

Coregonus (whitefishes, ciscoes, vendace)

Coregonus albula

Coregonus artedi

Coregonus autumnalis (Arctic cisco)

Coregonus clupeaformis

Coregonus hoyi

Coregonus kiyi

Coregonus lavaretus

Coregonus lavaretus baicalensis

Coregonus zenithicus

Hucho (huchen or taimen)

Hucho hucho

Oncorhynchus (Pacific salmon)

Oncorhynchus clarki (cutthroat trout)

Oncorhynchus clarki clarki (cutthroat trout)

Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi (cutthroat trout)

Oncorhynchus clarki utah (cutthroat trout)

Oncorhynchus gilae

Oncorhynchus gorbusha (pink salmon)

Oncorhynchus keta (chum salmon)

Oncorhynchus kisutch (coho salmon)

Oncorhynchus masou (cherry salmon)

Oncorhynchus masou ishikawai (Ishikawai's cherry salmon)

Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout, steehead)

Oncorhynchus nerka (sockeye salmon)

Oncorhynchus rhodurus (amago)

Oncorhynchus tshawytsha (chinook salmon)

Oncorhynchus sp. (salmon, trout)


Parahucho perryi (taimen)

Prosopium (whitefish)

Prosopium spilonotus

Salmo (salmon,trout)

Salmo carpio

Salmo fibreni

Salmo macrostigma

Salmo marmoratus

Salmo salar (Atlantic salmon)

Salmo trutta (brown trout)

Salmo sp. (trout, salmon)


Salvelinus (chars)

Salvelinus alpinus (Arctic char)

Salvelinus confluentus (bull trout)

Salvelinus fontinalis (brook trout)

Salvelinus leucomaenis (whitespotted char)

Salvelinus leucomaenis pluvius (Japanese char)

Salvelinus malma (Dolly Varden)

Salvelinus namaycush (lake trout)


Stenodus leucichthys (inconnu)

Thymallus (grayling)

Thymallus arcticus

Thymallus thymallus

Plecoglossus (ayu, sweetfish)

Plecoglossus altivelis

For the purposes of importation, fish belonging to the genus Plecoglossus will also be included under the definition of salmonid. These fish have a similar biology and lifecycle to members of the family Salmonidae.

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