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How can you tell a female king salmon?

Asked: Eli Klabough, Last Updated:

Coloration. In the ocean, male and female salmon are both silver in color. However, as spawning time arrives, the male salmon typically displays brighter color changes; the female salmon's color is more subdued. Male sockeye salmon turn a bright red, while the female turns more green than red.

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