Deborah A. McLennan & Manu Esteve
|S. obtusirostris||B. lenok
||H. taimen||P. perryi
|H. hucho||S. leucomaenis||S. trutta
S. trutta caspius
|H. bleekeri||S. fontinalis||S. marmoratus||O. kisutch|
|H. ishikawae||S. confluentus||S. akairos
||S. pallaryi||O. nerka|
|S. arcticus||S. ischchan||O. keta|
|S. malma||S. platycephalus||O. gorbuscha|
|S. boganidae||S. oridhanus||O. mykiss|
|S. levanidovi||S. dentex||O. gilae|
||S. letnica||O. chrysogaster|
We are using underwater video cameras to monitor and record salmonids during spawning, we use the recording images to advance into two directions:
1. The understanding and description of the different species spawning behaviour.
2. The understanding of the evolution of the Salmoninae subfamily. We approach this second point from two different angles:
a. using spawning behaviour as a phylogenetic tool.
b. mapping the behaviours into a molecular based tree and discussing their evolution.
So far, the work filming salmonids has resulted in the following publications.
Apart from scientifically progressing towards the understanding of the evolution of the Salmoninae subfamily members we are doing an effort to divulge and show to anyone interested how this group of fish behaves during spawning. This we do by posting photos, videos clips and short movies on this web and on YouTube. Such movies have no commercial purposes but only the intention of raising the awareness of the dramatic times that salmonids face at the beginning of the 21st century (many of the species have already vanished from most of their historical range).
Spawning Salmon in Youtube
Home Manu Atlantic Salmon brown trout marble trout softmouth trout Sockeye Chum Pink Cutthroat
Coho Chinook Masu White spotted Bull trout Brook trout Lake trout Sakhalin taimen Lenok Huchen Taimen Arctic grayling