A tool to identify pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)×Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) hybrids in the St. Marys River, Michigan–Ontario

Publication year: 2010
Source: Journal of Great Lakes Research, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 20 May 2010</br>
Anthony J., Kennedy , Geoffrey B., Steinhart , Roger W., Greil</br>
The first putative hybrid between pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) and Chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) in the Laurentian Great Lakes was reported in 1992. Since that time, many St. Marys River anglers have reported catching hybrid ‘pinook’ salmon, but their true identity was often undetermined. Although Great Lakes populations of pink and Chinook salmon exhibit similar life history strategies to their Pacific coast counterparts, temporal and spatial overlap of spawning activities in the St. Marys River has made hybridization between these species common. We examined meristic and morphometric data from pink, Chinook and hybrid salmon captured in the St. Marys River...</br>

11th August 2010 12:14

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