Atlantic Salmon Animal Pictures

Salmo salar

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Atlantic salmon on white background

Atlantic salmon on white background
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Atlantic salmon develop a silver-blue sheen with black spots above the lateral line when they go to sea to mature

Atlantic salmon displaying spots

Atlantic salmon displaying spots
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Male Atlantic salmon turn slightly green and have black spots when they're ready to spawn

An Atlantic salmon smolt (young)

An Atlantic salmon smolt (young)
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Young salmon are called smolts after they turn silvery and migrate to the ocean

An Atlantic salmon swimming in blue water

An Atlantic salmon swimming in blue water
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Atlantic salmon are fusiform, which means that they have a spindle-like shape

An Atlantic salmon leaps upstream to reach its spawning grounds

An Atlantic salmon leaps upstream to reach its spawning grounds
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On average adult salmon measure 28-32 inches long and weigh 7.9-12 pound