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The Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), 'the leaper', has been called the king of fish, due primarily to its spectacular ability to clear seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The large body is long and hydrodynamic, measuring up to 150 centimetres in length and weighing up to 39 kilograms. Adult Atlantic salmon are usually silvery-grey with some black spotting, but become reddish with purple spots in the breeding season, when males also develop a hooked lower jaw for fighting.