Sabertooth Salmon

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Sabertooth Salmon.png
Sabertooth Salmon
Sabertooth Salmon Dossier.png
Common Name
Sabertooth Salmon
Group
Species
Oncorhynchus grexlamia
Time Period
Late Miocene - Mid Pleistocene
Diet
Temperament
Evasive, Aggressive when attacked
Logo Steam.png 240.0
May 4, 2016
Logo Xbox One.svg 734.0
May 17, 2016
Logo PS4.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Salmon_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Salmon/Salmon_Character_BP.Salmon_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
0.5 XP
Feces Size
Habitat

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 Very Common
 
 Common
 
 Uncommon
 
 Unknown

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The Sabertooth Salmon or Oncorhynchus is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This dossier section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena, the author of the dossiers has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creatures.

NoteHelena.png
Wild
Fairly unremarkable by the Island’s standards, Oncorhynchus Grexlamia is a generally passive fish. Far smaller than a human, its main form of protection is swimming in a large school. Oncorhynchus does not like conflict, and generally swims away from anything larger than it at very high speeds.
Domesticated
Like many of the smaller fish found on or around the Island, Oncorhynchus can not be tamed, but it is often herded and raised for its resources. In particular, certain cuts of Oncorhynchus meat are considered superb quality, and are often referred to as “Prime Fish” used for specific high-end concoctions.
Known Information
Once provoked, however, Oncorhynchus becomes very aggressive along with its nearby brethren. It locks onto the aggressor with its long “saberteeth” and begins draining that creature’s blood. This loss of blood is not too dangerous alone, but when a school of Oncorhynchus attack at once, their would-be aggressor quickly loses speed and stamina from bloodloss, drowning if it cannot breath underwater.
~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Sabertooth salmon lazily swim about in schools until a player enters the water, which, at that point, they begin to swim away from the player in all directions. However, if one salmon is attacked and still alive, it and its companions will all rush in to attack the player in a vicious frenzy of tooth and fin until they or the player are killed.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Sabertooth Salmon is a common fish species in the rivers of the ARK, and thus, a popular prey item for many water-dwelling species on the island. It resembles a modern-day salmon in all aspects save for large fangs protruding from its mouth that give the creature its name.




Color Scheme and Regions

This section displays the Sabertooth Salmon's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Sabertooth Salmon. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Sabertooth Salmon will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command "cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>".
For example, "cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6" would color the Sabertooth Salmon's "head, upper body/fins, and tail fin" magenta.

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Region 0:
Head, Upper Body/Fins, and Tail Fin
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 4:
Lower Fins
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Region 5:
Lower Body and Fin Tips


Drops[edit | edit source]


Use a Metal Sickle.png Sickle to harvest Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat.

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point Taming Bonus
Wild Domesticated1 Add Mult
Health.png Health 65 +13 +0%
Stamina.png Stamina 100 +10 +0%
Oxygen.png Oxygen N/A5 N/A N/A
Food.png Food 100 +10 +0%
Weight.png Weight 100 +2 +0%
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 22 +0.1 +0%
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3 +0%
Torpor.png Torpor 0 +0 N/A4

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpor increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.
5The Sabertooth Salmon is incapable of drowning.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Wild Domesticated
Walking 190  ?  ?  ?
Swimming 190 N/A N/A N/A


Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Sabertooth Salmon bites the target.
0 150 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 2



Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Sabertooth Salmon.

General[edit | edit source]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

When fighting the salmon it is important to remember that their bleed is a killer, so staying near the shore is a viable strategy. Simply swim far enough to hit the fish with a spear or bow ( or crossbow if available ) then swim back. This will aggro all nearby salmon but they will be easy pickings from the shore with a spear or pike.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Dangers[edit | edit source]

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Food Source: Though unable to be tamed, Sabertooth Salmon can easily be trapped en masse by use of walls and dinosaur doors, guaranteeing a readily available source of Prime Fish for taming and recipes.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Sabertooth Salmon, see the relevant Wikipedia article

  • The dossier was revealed by Jat on February 1, 2016 [1]
  • Like Coelacanths, they can appear in different sizes.
  • Beyond their fangs, adults of Sabertooth salmon had larger gill rakers compared to their smaller, modern relatives, leading scientists to suggest that the adults ate plankton.

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Introducing the Oncorhynchus!