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For a while now I have noticed that a lot of Atlantic’s have been miss identified as a Brown in pictures. What is a sure way of telling the difference between them? Tail, mouth, spots?

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For a while now I have noticed that a lot of Atlantic’s have been miss identified as a Brown in pictures. What is a sure way of telling the difference between them? Tail, mouth, spots?
A distinguishing feature of Atlantic salmon is the relatively small mouth. If you were to draw a vertical line from the rear edge of the eye it will usually pass entirely behind the mouth.



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The tail is the easiest way fro me to tell the difference.

Browns have a thick tail with a flat fin

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Atlantics have a thinner tail with a "V" in the fin

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3 browns on top. 3 Atlantics on bottom  ( not my photo, copied from LOU years ago for fish ID )

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