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Definition of Salmo purpuratus
Salmo purpuratus Note: The salmons ascend rivers and penetrate to their head
streams to spawn. They are remarkably strong fishes,
and will even leap over considerable falls which lie in
the way of their progress. The common salmon has been
known to grow to the weight of seventy-five pounds;
more generally it is from fifteen to twenty-five
pounds. Young salmon are called parr, peal, smolt, and
grilse. Among the true salmons are:
Black salmon, or Lake salmon, the namaycush.
Dog salmon, a salmon of Western North America
Humpbacked salmon, a Pacific-coast salmon (Oncorhynchus
King salmon, the quinnat.
Landlocked salmon, a variety of the common salmon (var.
Sebago), long confined in certain lakes in consequence
of obstructions that prevented it from returning to the
sea. This last is called also dwarf salmon.
Note: Among fishes of other families which are locally and
erroneously called salmon are: the pike perch, called
jack salmon; the spotted, or southern, squeteague;
the cabrilla, called kelp salmon; young pollock,
called sea salmon; and the California yellowtail.
2. A reddish yellow or orange color, like the flesh of the
Salmon berry (Bot.), a large red raspberry growing from
Alaska to California, the fruit of the Rubus Nutkanus.
Salmon killer (Zo["o]l.), a stickleback (Gasterosteus
cataphractus) of Western North America and Northern Asia.
Salmon ladder, Salmon stair. See Fish ladder, under
Salmon peel, a young salmon.
Salmon pipe, a certain device for catching salmon. --Crabb.
Salmon trout. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The European sea trout (Salmo trutta). It resembles
the salmon, but is smaller, and has smaller and more
(b) The American namaycush.
(c) A name that is also applied locally to the adult black
spotted trout (Salmo purpuratus), and to the steel
head and other large trout of the Pacific coast. Salmo purpuratus Note: The most important European species are the river, or
brown, trout (Salmo fario), the salmon trout, and the
sewen. The most important American species are the
brook, speckled, or red-spotted, trout (Salvelinus
fontinalis) of the Northern United States and Canada;
the red-spotted trout, or Dolly Varden (see Malma);
the lake trout (see Namaycush); the black-spotted,
mountain, or silver, trout (Salmo purpuratus); the
golden, or rainbow, trout (see under Rainbow); the
blueback trout (see Oquassa); and the salmon trout
(see under Salmon.) The European trout has been
introduced into America.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of marine fishes
more or less resembling a trout in appearance or habits,
but not belonging to the same family, especially the
California rock trouts, the common squeteague, and the
southern, or spotted, squeteague; -- called also
salt-water trout, sea trout, shad trout, and gray
trout. See Squeteague, and Rock trout under Rock.
Trout perch (Zo["o]l.), a small fresh-water American fish
(Percopsis guttatus), allied to the trout, but
resembling a perch in its scales and mouth.
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