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Pink salmon. Male (background) and female (foreground) pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in a stream during the spawning season. This salmon is also known as the humpback salmon due to the large hump the males develop on their backs during spawning. The pink salmon is the smallest of the pacific salmon growing up to 75 centimetres in length and weighing around 2.5 kilograms. The spawning season runs from late June to mid October.
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