Taimen Facts

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Hucho taimen, also known as the Siberian or Mongolian taimen, is the largest member of the salmonid family, which includes trout and salmon. It can grow six feet long, even bigger than the North American Chinook salmon. Though it is one of five taimen species in Asia, when people talk about “taimens,” they’re usually referring to this species. Once found over large areas of Russia, Mongolia, and China, the species is threatened by overfishing and habitat destruction.

LINK (via National Geographic)

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