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Danube Salmon - Huchen (Hucho hucho) swimming against the current underwater in the Drina river.
Hucho hucho
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Subfamily: Salmoninae
Genus: Hucho
Günther, 1866

Hucho is a genus of large salmonids from cold rivers and other freshwater habitats in Eurasia. They are piscivorous, and threatened by overfishing and habitat loss.


The currently recognized species in this genus are:[1]

In addition, the Sakhalin taimen was formerly placed in this genus, but genetics and other evidence has shown that it belongs in its own monotypic genus as Parahucho perryi.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Hucho in FishBase. August 2016 version.
  2. ^ Oleinik, A.G.; and Skurikhina, L.A. (2008). Phylogenetic relationships of Sakhalin taimen Parahucho perryi inferred from PCR-RFLP analysis of mitochondrial DNA. Russian Journal of Genetics, 44:767. doi:10.1134/S102279540807003X
  3. ^ Matveev, V.; Nishihara, H.; & Okada, N. (2007). Novel SINE families from salmons validate Parahucho (Salmonidae) as a distinct genus and give evidence that SINEs can incorporate LINE-related 3′-tails of other SINEs. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24(8): 1656-1666. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msm083
  4. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Parahucho in FishBase. August 2016 version.