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Salmons: Salmoniformes

Conservation Status

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists four salmons as Extinct, four as Critically Endangered, five as Endangered, and eight as Vulnerable. Extinct means no longer in existence. Critically Endangered means facing extremely high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future. Endangered means facing very high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future. Vulnerable means facing high risk of extinction in the wild. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services lists four species as Endangered, or in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range, and nine as Threatened, or likely to become endangered in the near future.

Additional topics

Animal Life ResourceFish and Other Cold-Blooded VertebratesSalmons: Salmoniformes - Behavior And Reproduction, Conservation Status, Chinook Salmon (oncorhynchus Tshawytscha): Species Accounts, Atlantic Salmon (salmo Salar): Species Accounts - PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS, GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, SALMONS AND