Pacific smelt

Its most distinctive characteristic is the long pectoral fins that reach nearly to the base of the pelvic fins, and thus inspire the common name.

The Pacific smelt lives in the benthopelagic, anadromous, freshwater, brackish, marine, depth range - 137 m environment.

Pacific smelt, known officially as eulachon and sometimes called candlefish or Columbia River smelt, are small ocean-going fish that historically ranged from northern California to the Bering Sea in Alaska. They return to rivers to spawn in late winter and early spring. More

Pacific smelt are rich in calories and vital to other marine and freshwater life. They typically spent three to five years in the ocean before returning to rivers to spawn in late winter and early spring. More

Pacific smelt in U.S. waters or to U.S. citizens on the high seas, even though the population extends into Canada. More

pacific smeltIt has to do with Pacific smelt, Spirinchus thaleichthys, also known as candlefish, a kind of fish that lives in coastal waters and rivers from northern California up around Alaska. More

Print Text Protect Pacific smelt, says NOAA FisheriesShare this story Del.icio.usDiggBookmark and Share The Associated PressPublished: 03/13/09 12:05 am Comments (0) NOAA Fisheries Service on Thursday proposed listing Pacific smelt as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. More

concluded there are at least two distinct segments of Pacific smelt on the West Coast. If approved, federal protection would apply to the smelt population that extends from the Mad River in California into British Columbia. More

Pacific smelt, which once swarmed in the Columbia and Sandy rivers in massive spring migrations, may soon be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The NOAA Fisheries Service has proposed listing Pacific smelt as threatened. More

(pilchard), Pacific smelt (euchalon and surf smelt), and anchovy. Large-scale, population level mortalities from VHS have been reported among Pacific Northwest stocks of Pacific herring, Pacific hake, walleye pollack and Pacific sardines. More

Common names

Éperlan d'hiver in French (français)
Kweles in Salish
longfin smelt in English
Pacific smelt in English
Pitkäeväkuore in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Sacramento smelt in English
Sacramentosmelt in Danish (dansk)
спиринх длинноперый in Russian (русский язык)
油胡瓜魚 in Mandarin Chinese
油胡瓜鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
長鰭油胡瓜魚 in Mandarin Chinese
长鳍油胡瓜鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Osmeriformes
Family : Osmeridae
Genus : Spirinchus
Species : Spirinchus thaleichthys
Authority : Ayres, 1860