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Descriptor English: Oncorhynchus
Descriptor Spanish: Oncorhynchus
Descriptor Portuguese: Oncorhynchus
Descriptor French: Oncorhynchus
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.493.817.750.705.580
B01.050.150.900.493.817.750.825.580
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017683
Scope note: A genus of the family SALMONIDAE (salmons and trouts). They are named for their hooked (onco) nose (rhynchus). They are usually anadromous and occasionally inhabit freshwater. They can be found in North Pacific coastal areas from Japan to California and adjacent parts of the Arctic Ocean. Salmon and trout are popular game and food fish. Various species figure heavily in genetic, metabolism, and hormone research.
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)
Salmon (1973-1993)
Salmonidae (1968-1972)
Public MeSH Note: 94; was see SALMON 1987-93
Online Note: use SALMON to search ONCORHYNCHUS 1987-93
History Note: 94; was see SALMON 1987-93
DeCS ID: 31237
Unique ID: D017683
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/12/28
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Oncorhynchus - Preferred
Concept UI M0026745
Scope note A genus of the family SALMONIDAE (salmons and trouts). They are named for their hooked (onco) nose (rhynchus). They are usually anadromous and occasionally inhabit freshwater. They can be found in North Pacific coastal areas from Japan to California and adjacent parts of the Arctic Ocean. Salmon and trout are popular game and food fish. Various species figure heavily in genetic, metabolism, and hormone research.
Preferred term Oncorhynchus



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