Information about the Atlantic Salmon (Salmon salar), a cold-water fish native to Ontario.
What it looks like
- white mouth and gums
- few large, black spots on gill cover
- no spots on tail
- leading ray on anal fin extends the length of the fin
- long, narrow caudal peduncle
- dark-coloured pectoral fins
length: 25-70 centimetres (10-28 inches)
Where it is found
Reintroduced to Lake Ontario; occasionally in upper Great Lakes and some tributaries, and Trout Lake near North Bay.
Updated: May 13, 2021
Published: July 18, 2014