Latin: Salmo salar
150 cm - 40 kg
Anadromous fish. Reproduction in freshwater, growth in saltwater
In Europe from Portugal in the south, to southern parts of the Barents Sea in the north, off Iceland and the south coast of Greenland. Baltic Sea
Freshwater: aquatic insects. Saltwater: pelagic schooling fish, crustaceans and squid
Facts about salmon

Salmon always try to return to the river from which they migrated to spawn, and usually succeed in doing so. Salmon are anadromous, meaning that they are born and live their first years (1-6 years) in freshwater before heading to the sea to grow up.

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