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Descriptor in English: Salmonidae
Descriptor in Spanish: Salmonidae
Descriptor in Portuguese: Salmonidae
Descriptor in French: Salmonidae
Entry term(s): Grayling
Graylings
Salmonid
Salmonids
Thymallus
Whitefish
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.493.817.750
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: GEN or unspecified; prefer SALMON & TROUT but check text for genera Oncorhynchus & Salmo: some are salmon, some are trout
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
History Note: 1968
DeCS UI: 12864
Descriptor UI: D012487
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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