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Salmonidae is a family of ray-finned fish, the only family of order Salmoniformes. It includes the well-known salmons and trouts; the Atlantic salmons and trouts of genus Salmo give the family and order their names.
Together with the closely-related Esociformes (the pikes and related fishes), the Salmoniformes comprise superorder Protacanthopterygii .
- Family: Salmonidae
- Subfamily: Coregoninae
- Subfamily: Thymallinae
- Subfamily: Salmoninae
- Behnke, Robert J. Trout and Salmon of North America, Illustrated by Joseph R. Tomelleri. 1st Chanticleer Press ed. New York: The Free Press, 2002. ISBN 0-7432-2220-2
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