Common name of Oncorhynchus nerka
Common name Sockeye salmon
Language English
Type Vernacular
Official trade name No
Rank 2 - (Preferred common name (unique))
Country New Zealand
Ref. Paulin, C., A. Stewart, C. Roberts and P. McMillan, 1989
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 Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
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