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Satsukimasu salmon

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Satsukimasu salmon

Satsukimasu salmon
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Oncorhynchus
Species: O. masou
Subspecies: O. m. ishikawae
Trinomial name
Oncorhynchus masou ishikawae
Jordan & McGregor, 1925

Oncorhynchus ishikawai Jordan & McGregor, 1925

The satsukimasu salmon,[1] red-spotted masu salmon[2] or amago[2] (Oncorhynchus masou ishikawae) is a salmonid fish in the Pacific salmon genus Oncorhynchus. It is endemic to Japan.

It was initially described as a distinct species and was cited as such by IUCN,[1] but it is more lately often considered a subspecies of the masu salmon or seema (Oncorhynchus masou).[2] Others, including FishBase,[3] and Catalog of Fishes[4] do not consider it taxonomically distinct from O. masou masou.

The Iwame trout in turn was recently confirmed to refer in part to an unspotted recessive morph of the amago.[2]


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