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Satsukimasu salmon
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Oncorhynchus
Species: O. masou
Subspecies: O. m. ishikawai
Trinomial name
Oncorhynchus masou ishikawai
Jordan & McGregor, 1925
Synonyms

Oncorhynchus ishikawai Jordan & McGregor, 1925

The satsukimasu salmon (Oncorhynchus masou ishikawai), Red-spotted masu salmon or amago is a of fish in the Salmonidae family. It is endemic to Japan.

initially described as a distinct species, it is nowadays considered a subspecies of the masu salmon or seema (Oncorhynchus masou). Other authors (for example FishBase) even consider it a junior synonym of O. masou masou.

The Iwame trout was recently confirmed to refer in part to an unspotted recessive morph of the amago.

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