Common name of Oncorhynchus nerka
Common name Sockeye salmon
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 2 - (Preferred common name (unique))
Country India
Ref. Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991
Life stage juveniles and adults
Sex females and males
Core behavior
1st modifier other/n.a.
2nd modifier
Remarks 'Sockeye', i.e., name adapted from a Canadian First Nation language; first printed as 'sukkai'; also adapted by the Sooke, Saanich, Snohomish, Comox, Musqueam and Chilliwack dialects of North American indigenous languages; 'salmon' from Latin 'salmo, -onis' linked to 'salire', i.e., to jump and hence, the leaping fish (p. 454 in Ref. 11979).
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G.
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