Chum Salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Chum Salmon Alaska

Chum Salmon

Species
  • Latin: Oncorhynchus keta
  • Iñupiaq: iqalugruaq, qalugruaq, aqalukpik
  • Yup'ik: aluyak, iqalluk, kangitneq
  • Tlingit: téel'
  • Other Names: dog salmon,
  • Description

    The chum salmon is the least commercially valuable salmon. Despite being extremely plentiful in Alaska, commercial fishers often choose not to fish for them because of their low market value.

    Predators

    Bald Eagle, Black Bear, Orca, Human,

  • Habitat & Range