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Salmo salar

Atlantic Salmon


Salmo salar (Atlantic Salmon)


Family: Salmonidae (Salmonides)


Status: Introduced.


Description: Adult fish are similar to Brown trout (S. trutta) with silver to olive backs and spots.  S. salar has a larger caudal peduncle, tail is more forked and mouth doesn’t extend past the eye.  Spots generally don’t have a halo or red colouration to the adipose fin or spots  below the lateral line.


Location: Stocked into limited number of waterbodies in the CNM region including Lake Jindabyne.


Salmo salar is listed in the following regions:

Canberra & Southern Tablelands

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Species information

  • Salmo salar Scientific name
  • Atlantic Salmon Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive
  • Machine learning

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