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King salmon

Maori Name: Hāmana

Latin Name: Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Weight: 8–10kg

Length: 40–100cm


King salmon are members of the Salmonidae family (trout, salmon). They were introduced to New Zealand early in the twentieth century.

Two related, non-native Salmonidae salmon species occur in New Zealand-sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).

Wild Caught