Story: Trout and salmon

Salmon ova (1st of 2)

Salmon ova

An adult female salmon can produce up to 5,000 eggs, which are deposited in river gravels. They take seven to eight weeks to develop into this form. The eyes of the developing fish are just visible – this indicates that they are close to hatching.

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Carl Walrond, 'Trout and salmon - Chinook salmon', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008