Detailed information on species

Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758

Taxonomic information
  • Common name
    Atlantic salmon
  • Phylum
    Chordata
  • Class
    Actinopterygii
  • Order
    Salmoniformes
  • Family
    Salmonidae
  • Scientific name
    Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758
Species information
Usage information
  • Use
    recreational angling, stocking mainly or completely for species conservation purposes
  • FAO Species Fact Sheet
    www.fao.org
  • FAO Aquaculture Fact Sheet
    www.fao.org
Threat classification
  • National Red List Status
    critically endangered
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