Salmons is relatively small, with the largest being roughly two to three feet in length. The average height, however, is around one foot or less. This fish is known for its ability to jump great distances out of the water and capture airborne prey. It typically cannot move well on land but can climb up hills if it goes straight up the slope, with no obstructions.
Salmons are usually dark blue on top and white on their undersides; however, they can sometimes be seen in colors such as red or orange depending on their diet. Landlocked salmons lack the ability to migrate long distances because they cannot swim upstream against waterfalls and rapids; these fish are generally seen as a gray or brown color.
These fish are known for being very capable swimmers, being able to propel themselves through the water at up to fifty kilometers an hour when in full sprints. They can also swim extremely well vertically and are capable of jumping up to four meters into the air from a standing position.
These fish are capable of extreme regeneration abilities, with limbs growing back in only a day or two depending on the severity; even injuries to their internal organs can be completely healed within two weeks. This does not make them immortal, however; they are still very susceptible to injury and infection, although wounds do heal much faster than on humans. It is theorized that within the next fifty years, they will have developed a serum that can have similar regenerative properties.
They are very genetically diverse, meaning that they have a wide variety of features on their bodies that can vary between individuals. It is theorized that within the next 50-100 years, this genetic diversity will result in them developing into two separate subspecies with different physical attributes or adaptations to different environments. One group of these subspecies will remain in the oceans, while the other will migrate to land and develop into amphibious creatures.
One unique thing about these fish is their blood chemistry. While it does not react with water as chemicals inside of most fish would, it continues to flow normally through the body even if all water has been removed, and can do so at temperatures as low as -80 degrees Celsius and as high as 120 degrees Celsius.
This fish has a slightly better sense of sight than the average human, although not by much; they can see about twenty feet in clear darkness or up to one hundred yards if it is too dark to see color. It is relatively thick-bodied creatures, with a torpedo-like shape that narrows at the head and the tail. While each species is different, most have elongated hook-like mouthparts. Their scales typically have a silver color, and some also have red coloration as well.