Pair of elevation illustrations of the Chum Salmon seen from the side and front

The Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) are anadromous fish that are members of the family Salmonidae and number two after the Chinook salmon in size. The animal’s body color transforms as it enters either fresh or ocean water. They are also called dog salmon or keta salmon and spend very little time in freshwater, unlike the Chinook and Coho.

Chum Salmon inhabit the waters of the North Pacific and Arctic oceans having late spawning runs which make them less popular in sportfishing. The animal spots a deeper body with males at spawning time being more vivid than females, have elongated snouts, white tip on their lower fins, and large canine teeth.

Chum Salmon have a total length between 24”-40” (61-102 cm), body height of 6”-10” (15.2-25.4 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 8-22 lb (3.6-10 kg). The typical lifespan of the Chum Salmon is 3-7 years.

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Height: 
6”-10” | 15.2-25.4 cm
Width:
Depth:
Length:
24”-40” | 61-102 cm
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Weight:
8-22 lb | 3.6-10 kg
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Scientific Name:
Oncorhynchus keta
Lifespan:
3-7 years

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Chum Salmon side elevation, front

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Freshwater fish are fish that spend some or all of their live in water with a salinity level lower than .05%. Freshwater fish, due to the segmented nature of ponds, lakes, and rivers, are subject to speciation similar to species on islands.