SPECIES ID / Freshwater Fish of the Fraser Valley

Salmon/Trout/Char (Salmoninae)

  • Native to northern hemisphere
  • Breed in freshwater, although many species go to sea for part of their lives
  • Most are highly prized as food
  • Closely related (same family) as Whitefish (Coregoninae) and Grayling (Thymallinae)

Identification Tips:

  • No spines
  • Adipose fin
  • pelvic fins positioned well back on the body

Primary Information Source:
McPhail, J.D. 2007. The Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia. University of Alberta Press. Edmonton, Alberta.