Salmon are a group of fish in the same family as trouts and char. Many salmon species are famous for their “anadromous” lifestyle: being born in freshwater, traveling to saltwater to live most of their lives, and then returning to freshwater to spawn.
- Scientific Name: Family Salmonidae, particularly genus Salmo and Oncorhynchus
- Characteristics: This hand-painted salmon figure is full of intricate sculptural details, from the spines of its fins to its scales. This figure is swimming with its mouth slightly open to reveal its tiny teeth.
- Size and Color: This Salmon figure a gray-green above and cream color below, with a pink stripe running along the length of its side that may indicate it is a spawning female. Its upper body and tailfin are covered in small dark spots. This figure measures 7 inches long and 2 ½ inches to the top of its dorsal fin, making it about as long as a standard sized pen or pencil.
- The Salmon is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection