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Oregon’s Native Migratory Fish

Native migratory fish are defined for fish passage purposes under Oregon Administrative Rule (Division 412, 635-412-0005) as species that migrate for their life cycle needs and include all sub-species and life history patterns of the species in the table below.

More information on ODFW’s Fish Passage Program

Salmon and trout

Common Name

Scientific Name

Bull trout

Salvelinus confluentus   

Chinook salmon

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha   

Chum salmon

Oncorhynchus keta   

Coho salmon

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Cutthroat trout (Coastal, Lahontan and Westslope)

Oncorhynchus clarki

Sockeye salmon/Kokanee

Oncorhynchus nerka

Steelhead, Rainbow and Redband trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss

Mountain whitefish

Prosopium williamsoni



Common Name

Scientific Name

Green Sturgeon

Acipenser medirostris

White Sturgeon

Acipenser transmontanus



Common Name

Scientific Name

Bridgelip sucker

Catostomus columbianus

Goose Lake sucker

Catostomus occidentalis

Klamath smallscale sucker

Catostomus rimiculus

Klamath largescale sucker

Catostomus snyderi

Largescale sucker

Catostomus macrocheilus

Lost River sucker

Deltistes luxatus

Modoc sucker

Catostomus microps

Mountain sucker

Catostomus platyrhynchus

Shortnose sucker

Chasmistes brevirostris

Tahoe sucker

Catostomus tahoensis

Warner sucker

Catostomus warnerensis



Common Name

Scientific Name

River lamprey

Lampetra ayresi

Pit-Klamath lamprey

Lampetra lethophaga

Miller Lake lamprey

Lampetra minima

Klamath River lamprey

Lampetra similes

Pacific lamprey

Lampetra tridentate



Common Name

Scientific Name

Northern pikeminnow

Ptychocheilus oregonensis

Umpqua pikeminnow

Ptychocheilus umpquae



Common Name

Scientific Name

Redtail surfperch

Amphistichus rhodoterus



Common Name

Scientific Name

Longfin smelt

Spirinchus thaleichthys

Surf smelt

Hypomesus pretiosus


Thaleichthys pacificus



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