5089 thumb Fish Commonly Found in Alaska

Alaska is a patchwork of many different kinds of aquatic ecosystems. The Chugach National Forest has at least five different kinds distributed across 607 stream systems! While there are numerous species of fish found throughout the National Forests and the state, the presence of salmon is one of ...more ↓

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Chinook Salmon 1
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
5877481650 c1d647a7d4 m
Sockeye Salmon 2
Oncorhynchus nerka
52833 orig
Chum Salmon 3
Oncorhynchus keta
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Rainbow Trout 4
Oncorhynchus mykiss
Pink Salmon
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
66729 orig
Coho Salmon 5
Oncorhynchus kisutch
5762878996 e54da4c74a m
Cutthroat Trout 6
Oncorhynchus clarkii
Lake Trout
Salvelinus namaycush
240637857 383633b6e7 m
Arctic Grayling 7
Thymallus arcticus
Round Whitefish
Prosopium cylindraceum
6309070806 261e3a7ff6 m
Dolly Varden Char 8
Salvelinus malma malma
05067 260 190
Burbot 9
Lota lota
42206 orig
Eulachon 10
Thaleichthys pacificus
Coastrange Sculpin 11
Cottus aleuticus
Prickly Sculpin 11
Cottus asper
Slimy sculpin 12
Cottus cognatus
76017 260 190
Three-spined Stickleback 13
Gasterosteus aculeatus
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Nine-spined Stickleback 14
Pungitius pungitius
Alaska Blackfish
Dallia pectoralis
46573 260 190
Capelin 15
Mallotus villosus
Arctic Char
Salvelinus alpinus
Creek chub
Couesius plumbeus
Arctic Cisco
Coregonus autumnalis
Bering Cisco
Coregonus laurettae
Least Cisco
Coregonus sardinella
Atka Mackerel
Pleurogrammus monopterygius
253773745 c59bfb2093 m
Lingcod 16
Ophiodon elongatus
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Northern Pike 17
Esox lucius
River Lamprey
Lampetra ayresii
Alaska Pollock
Theragra chalcogramma
Turkey-red rockfish 18
Sebastes ruberrimus
Pacific Sand Lance
Ammodytes hexapterus
97783 orig
Longfin Smelt 19
Spirinchus thaleichthys
Stenodus leucichthys
11458 orig
Sablefish 13
Anoplopoma fimbria
Salmon Shark
Lamna ditropis
Pond Smelt
Hypomesus olidus
Rainbow Smelt 20
Osmerus mordax
3782352027 e8ce07f2ec m
Longnose Sucker 21
Catostomus catostomus
Percopsis omiscomaycus
Pygmy Whitefish
Prosopium coulterii
Humpback Whitefish
Coregonus pidschian
Broad Whitefish
Coregonus nasus
Pacific Lamprey
Lampetra tridentata

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