AnAge entry for Oncorhynchus nerka

Classification (HAGRID: 00700)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Actinopterygii (Taxon entry)
            Order: Salmoniformes
                Family: Salmonidae
                    Genus: Oncorhynchus
Species
Oncorhynchus nerka
Common name
Sockeye salmon

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
8 years (wild)
Source
ref. 454
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

As with other members of its genus, the salmon ages and dies shortly after spawning. It is not considered as ageing but rather sudden death.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Adult weight
4,241 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 161979
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8023
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