Common name of Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Common name Pink salmon
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 3 - (Other common name)
Country Canada
Locality Queen Charlotte Islands (Ref. 27835); Bella Bella (Ref. 51056).
Ref. Hart, J.L., 1973
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
Core behavior
1st modifier color pattern(s)
2nd modifier
Remarks 'Pink' from Old Dutch 'pinck', i.e., small (source of English 'pinkie', i.e., small finger) (p. 395 in Ref. 11979); 'salmon' from Latin 'salmo, -onis' linked to 'salire', i.e., to jump and hence, the leaping fish (p. 454 in Ref. 11979). Also Ref. 1998, 4925, 6885, 33291, 51056.
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