How Many Salmon Types Are There?

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In total, there are six main types of salmon in the world.  Five of them are Pacifics, and one is Atlantic.

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The five Pacific salmon types are: king, sockeye, chum, coho, and pink.

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Additionally, there are five more species of salmon that are lesser-known. Those types can be found in Europe and Asia. 

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Those types include: Huchen Hucho Taimen Oncorhynchus masou Salmo obtusirostris Salmo labrax 

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The chinook or king salmon is the biggest salmon species in the world. It can weigh well over 100lb. 

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the pink salmon is, by far, the smallest type of slamon. It reaches a maximum size of 30 inches and 15lb.

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Salmon anglers and gourmets agree that sockeye salmon are the best tasting type of salmon there is.

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Get even more interesting facts on all of the world's salmon species via the link below!

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