chum salmon

chum salmon
a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus keta, occurring from southern California to Alaska and off the coasts of Japan and Korea, fished commercially and for sport. Also called chum, dog salmon, keta.
[1905-10; chum < Chinook Jargon cam mixed colors, spotted, striped < Lower Chinook c'am(·) variegated]

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Lightly speckled North Pacific fish (Oncorhynchus keta) of the salmon family.

The chum salmon ranges from the Mackenzie and Lena rivers in the southern Arctic southward to Japan and the Rogue River. Its weight averages about 10–12 lbs (4.5–5.5 kg). During the autumn spawning season it swims more than 2,000 mi (3,200 km) up the Yukon River.

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also called  calico salmon, or dog salmon 
 (Oncorhynchus keta), lightly speckled North Pacific fish, family Salmonidae, weighing up to 15 kg (33 pounds). During the spawning season in autumn, it may swim more than 3,200 km (2,000 miles) up the Yukon River. (See also salmon.)

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