Endangered Species in Santa Cruz County - Fish


Coho Salmon

Coho Salmon

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.

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Last updated by teeterj on Oct. 24, 2011

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