Hostname: page-component-758b78586c-wkjwp Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2023-11-29T15:24:58.115Z Has data issue: false Feature Flags: { "corePageComponentGetUserInfoFromSharedSession": true, "coreDisableEcommerce": false, "useRatesEcommerce": true } hasContentIssue false

Conservation of the cherry salmon in Taiwan

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 April 2009

Yeong-Tyi Day
Department of ZoologyNational Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
Yao-Sung Lin
Department of ZoologyNational Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
Kun-Hsiung Chang
Institute of Zoology, Academica Sinica Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
Rights & Permissions [Opens in a new window]


Core share and HTML view are not possible as this article does not have html content. However, as you have access to this content, a full PDF is available via the ‘Save PDF’ action button.

The main range of the cherry salmon Oncorhynchus masou is the Sea of Japan and adjacent areas, with most populations migrating to spawn in streams in Korea, Japan, the Kuril Islands and the south-west tip of Kamchatka. Landlocked forms of the cherry salmon also occur, among them a relict population in the mountains of Taiwan. This population has declined in recent years and efforts are being made to save it.

Short Communications
Copyright © Fauna and Flora International 1993


Chang, X.J. 1989. Planning of the reserve for the cherry salmon (Oncorhynchus masou). Ecol. Res., Council Agr., R.O.C. 1989 No. 10 (in Chinese).Google Scholar
Kano, T. 1940. Zoogeographical Studies of the Tsugitaga Mountain of Formosa. Schibuswa Inst. Ethology Press, Tokyo, 145 pp.Google Scholar
Lin, Y.S. and Chang, K.H. 1989. Conservation of the Formosan landlocked salmon Oncorhynchus masou formosanus in Taiwan: a historical review. Physiol. Ecol. Jap., Special. 1, 647652.Google Scholar
Lin, Y.S., Chang, K.H., Chang, C.W. and Chang, Y.W. 1991. Preliminary planning of the education centre for freshwater fish in Wuling. Ecol. Res., Council Agr., R.O.C. 1991. No. 2 .(In Chinese).Google Scholar
Takahashi, G. 1990. On the consistency of conservation of freshwater fish and ‘sabo’ works in streams. Bull. Inst. Zool, Acad. Sinica, 29 (3), 105113.Google Scholar
Tsao, S.S. 1988. The Relationship Between Population Distribution and Environmental factors of masu Salmon (Oncorhynchus masou formosanus) in Wu-Ling Farm. M. Sc. Thesis, National Taiwan University, Taipei.Google Scholar