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Descriptor English: Salmonidae
Descriptor Spanish: Salmonidae
Descriptor Portuguese: Salmonidae
Descriptor French: Salmonidae
Entry term(s): Grayling
Graylings
Salmonid
Salmonids
Thymallus
Whitefish
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.493.817.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012487
Scope note: A family of anadromous fish comprising SALMON; TROUT; whitefish; and graylings. They are the most important food and game fishes. Their habitat is the northern Atlantic and Pacific, both marine and inland, and the Great Lakes. (Nelson: Fishes of the World, 1976, p97)
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer SALMON or TROUT or specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Fishes (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note: 1968
History Note: 1968
DeCS ID: 12864
Unique ID: D012487
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Salmonidae - Preferred
Concept UI M0019401
Scope note A family of anadromous fish comprising SALMON; TROUT; whitefish; and graylings. They are the most important food and game fishes. Their habitat is the northern Atlantic and Pacific, both marine and inland, and the Great Lakes. (Nelson: Fishes of the World, 1976, p97)
Preferred term Salmonidae
Entry term(s) Salmonid
Salmonids
Whitefish - Narrower
Concept UI M0019402
Scope note Common name for a number of species in different genera in the family Salmonidae.
Preferred term Whitefish
Graylings - Narrower
Concept UI M0019400
Scope note Common name for fish in the genus Thymallus.
Preferred term Graylings
Entry term(s) Grayling
Thymallus



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