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dog salmon. Better known as chum salmon or Oncorhynchus keta.

Chum comes from the Chinook term tzum, meaning spotted or marked. They are also sometimes referred to as Keta salmon from the Evenki word of Eastern Siberia.reference 1 Why they are sometimes referred to as dog salmon, nobody has offered me any insight.

1. Wikipedia contributors. 2009. Chum Salmon. Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Accessed Jul 26 2009 from ttp:// wiki/ Chum_salmon.

About the illustration: Figure 1 is a chum salmon. This image is a work of a National Park Service employee, created during the course of the person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, such work is in the public domain.  
see also: dogfish
Last updated: July 26, 2009
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