Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758

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Full Name

Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758

Common names

  • Atlantic salmon eng
  • Bay salmon eng
  • Black salmon eng
  • more


Taxonomic status

Accepted species

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011

Published in

Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp.


Not terrestrial, Marine, Brackish, Freshwater, Marine

Georeferenced data

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Text based distributions present in some sources.

Distribution range

  • Present in Canadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Arctic part] Source: Miller, Roberta. 2011. The St. Anne de Bellevue Arctic Biological Station Collection In Museum collection database, Fisheries and Oceans Canada digital collections, Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Quebec
  • Present in New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone Source: King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554.
  • Present in Polish Exclusive Economic Zone Source: Kedra, M. (2010). A Checklist of marine species occurring in Polish marine waters, compiled in the framework of the PESI EU FP7 project.
  • Present in Portuguese Exclusive Economic Zone Source: Ramos, M. (2010). IBERFAUNA. The Iberian Fauna Databank.
  • Present in Spanish Exclusive Economic Zone Source: Ramos, M. (2010). IBERFAUNA. The Iberian Fauna Databank.

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Subordinate taxa


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Biología Marina (2004) Nomina de especies comerciales de Chile.: Biología Marina website, August 2004.

Blanc, M., J.-L. Gaudet, P. Banarescu and J.-C. Hureau (1971) European inland water fish. A multilingual catalogue.: Fishing News (Books) Ltd., London.

Bogutskaya, N.G. (2002) Common names of Russian freshwater fishes.: Spreadsheet with cyrillic names made available for inclusion in FishBase. Unpublished.


Source information

This backbone name usage exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. The source was last visited by GBIF on Jul 30, 2015. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

A record will be modified by GBIF when either the source record has been changed by the publisher, or improvements in the GBIF processing warrant an update.