SPECIES ID / Freshwater Fish of the Fraser Valley Smelt Family (Osmeridae) Most species live most of their lives at sea but spawn in freshwater Typically < 20 cm in length and occur in large schools Two species are found in freshwater in BC Identification Tips: Elongated slender body form Adipose fin present Eulachon Longfin Smelt –––––– Primary Information Source: McPhail, J.D. 2007. The Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia. University of Alberta Press. Edmonton, Alberta.