Salmo salar


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Salmo salar
Species Authority: Linnaeus, 1758
Common Name(s):
English Atlantic Salmon, Black Salmon

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/least concern ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Belgium; Canada; Denmark; Estonia; Faroe Islands; Finland; France; Germany; Greenland; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Russian Federation; Slovakia; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom; United States
Regionally extinct:
Czech Republic; Switzerland
Argentina; Australia; Chile; New Zealand
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Arctic Sea; Atlantic – northeast; Atlantic – northwest; Atlantic – southwest; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Pacific – southeast; Pacific – southwest
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An anadramous species.
Systems: Freshwater; Marine

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Salmo salar. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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