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Distribution of Masu Salmon Oncorhynchus masou (Salmonidae) in Amur River Basin
- Antonov, A.L., Zolotukhin, S.F., Skopets, M.B.
- Journal of ichthyology 2018 v.58 no.1 pp. 31-37
- Oncorhynchus masou, adults, anadromous fish, basins, estuaries, rivers, spawning, watersheds
- The presented data on the distribution of the masu salmon Oncorhynchus masou in the Amur River Basin are collected in 1976–2015. In the analyzed region the species’ spawning range includes the lower part of the Amur River basin from the rivers flowing into the Amur estuary to the basins of the Anyui and Amgun’ Rivers in their middle courses. The information on the catch of a masu salmon specimen in the Khor River Basin (approximately 1300 km from the Amur River mouth) in 2015 is presented. It is assumed that the total Amur population does not exceed several thousand of adult anadromous fish.