Common name of Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Common name Humpback salmon
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 2 - (Preferred common name (unique))
Country United Kingdom
Ref. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1990
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
Core behavior
1st modifier morphology
2nd modifier
Remarks 'Humpback'; 'hump' seems to have originated among the Low German dialects of North Germany and Low Countries (e.g., Dutch 'homp', i.e., lump) and first appeared in English towards the end of the 17th century in the compound 'hump-backed' (p. 289 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).
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