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Wild About Illinois Fishes!

Family Salmonidae - Salmon Family

​Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae - Salmonids include trouts, salmons, chars and whitefishes. All members of the family are freshwater or migrate into freshwater to spawn. Salmonids have small cycloid scales, one dorsal fin, an adipose fin and no spines in the fins. Members of this family are often introduced into bodies of water due to their great commercial value.
cisco (Coregonus artedi) [state endangered]
lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis)
bloater (Coregonus hoyi)
pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) [nonnative]
coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) [nonnative]
rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) [nonnative]
chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) [nonnative]
round whitefish (Prosopium cylindraceum)
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) [nonnative]
brown trout (Salmo trutta) [nonnative]
brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush)