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Salmonidae
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
 
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
 
Phylum: Chordata
 
Class: Actinopterygii
 
Superorder: Protacanthopterygii
 
Order: Salmoniformes
 
Family: Salmonidae
 
Genera
(see text)

Salmonidae is a family of ray-finned fish, the only family of order Salmoniformes. It includes the well-known salmons and trouts; the Atlantic salmons and trouts of genus Salmo give the family and order their names.

Together with the closely-related Esociformes (the pikes and related fishes), the Salmoniformes comprise superorder Protacanthopterygii.

  • Family: Salmonidae
    • Subfamily: Coregoninae
      • Coregonus - Whitefishes
        Prosopium - round whitefishes
        Stenodus - inconnus
    • Subfamily: Thymallinae
      • Thymallus - Graylings
    • Subfamily: Salmoninae
      • Brachymystax - lenoks
        Hucho
        Oncorhynchus - Pacific salmon and trout
        Parahucho
        Salmo - Atlantic salmon and trout
        Salvelinus - Char and trout (e.g. Brook trout, Lake trout)
        Salvethymus

References

  • Behnke, Robert J. Trout and Salmon of North America, Illustrated by Joseph R. Tomelleri. 1st Chanticleer Press ed. New York: The Free Press, 2002. ISBN 0-7432-2220-2
  • "Salmonidae". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. October 2004 version. N.p.: FishBase, 2004.
  • Salmonidae (TSN 161931). Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Accessed on 12 December 2004.
  • "Salmoniformes". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. October 2004 version. N.p.: FishBase, 2004.

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