Trachipterus altivelis

Alternate names: king of the salmon

Author: Kner, 1859


General: SIlver with crimson fins, large eye, sloping mouth. Long dorsal, highest in front, no anal fin. Caudal fin points up and is relatively small in adults while large in young. Pelvic fin is also long in young, but virtually absent in adults. Young have 3-5 dark spothches along the side.

Size: to 183 cm.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Alaska to Chile.

Published depth range: to at least 500 m.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald, and H. Hammann (1983). A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA. 336 pp.

Citation: Trachipterus altivelis (Kner, 1859) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-01-18.
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