Key to field identification of andromous juvenile salmonids in the Pacific Northwest.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
Haplochitonidae and Galaxiidae represent the Salmonids and Esoces of the northern zone.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
Suddenly the feds can't tell wild salmonids from obese, stump-finned hatchery clones.
"Salmonids" share three life history characteristics: anadromy (being born in fresh water streams, migrating out to the ocean and returning to fresh water as mature adults to spawn ).
The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a species of salmonid native to tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America.