Endangered Species in Santa Cruz County - Fish
Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus kisutch
Status: E, CH
Coho smolts generally migrate to the open ocean in the spring of their second year. They spend 16-20 months in the ocean, then return to streams as three-year-old adults. A returning adult may measure more than two feet in length and weigh an average of eight pounds.
Habitat requirements include: small tributary streams (or possibly lakes), gravel for spawning, and shaded streams with tree-lined banks for rearing.
To Learn More:
- Santa Cruz Public Libraries - Local Resources
Searches SCPL's online catalog for local documents and other information on this species.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Species profile, current population details, links to recent Federal Register Documents.
Last updated by teeterj on Oct. 24, 2011
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E — Endangered
T — Threatened
CH — Critical Habitat
PE — Taxa proposed for listing as endangered
PT — Taxa proposed for listing as threatened
PCH — Critical habitat which has been proposed
C — Candidate species for which the Fish and Wildlife Service has on file sufficient information on the biological vulnerability and threats to support proposals to list as endangered or threatened