California golden trout

The golden trout has nothing but golden flanks with a red, horizontal band along the lateral line and 10 dark oval marks, called parr marks, on each side.

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The California golden trout lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The California Golden Trout is still under the threat of extinction, even though it is now legal to fish in the Golden Trout Wilderness. Legal fishing is often representative of a strong and flourishing population. More

California golden trout and is native to Golden Trout Creek, Volcano Creek and the South Fork Kern River. Another variant, O. m. whitei, was historically found only in the Little Kern River but is now found in other nearby creeks, as well. More

California golden trout Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita were used extensively in the first half of the 20th century to stock lakes and streams throughout the western United States (Pister 1991). More

California golden trout were initially split into two taxonomic forms: the Volcano Creek golden trout, found in Golden Trout Creek (formerly called Volcano Creek), a tributary of the mainstem Kern River; and the South Fork Kern golden trout. More

but the California Golden Trout has held that honor since 1947. Also known as the Volcano Creek Golden Trout, this exquisitely-colored little fish has plied the waters of the High Sierras for millennia. More

used California golden trout in Cottonwood Lakes as a source for eggs since 1918. It was believed the offspring of these fish had been spread around the southern Sierra Nevada in more than 300 lakes and 700 miles of stream. More

The California golden trout is in danger of extinction caused by hybridization and by the destruction and adverse modification of its habitat. More

The California golden trout is a State Species of Special Concern (Source: Fish Species of Special Concern in California, CA DFG, Second Edition, June 1995.) and a Forest Service classified Sensitive Species. More

The California golden trout is native only to two high-altitude watersheds in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains. Its native range once encompassed an estimated 450 miles of stream habitat in the upper South Fork Kern River and adjacent Golden Trout Creek. More

Common names

California golden trout in English
golden trout in English
Goldforelle in German (Deutsch)
Goudforel in Dutch (Nederlands)
Guldöring in Swedish (Svenska)
Guldørred in Danish (dansk)
Gullørret in Norwegian (Norsk)
Kultalohi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kultataimen in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Salmon in English
Trota in Italian (Italiano)
Trucha dorada in Spanish (español)
Truite dorée in French (français)
Truta dourada in Portuguese (Português)
金鱒 in Mandarin Chinese
金鳟 in Mandarin Chinese
阿瓜大麻哈魚 in Mandarin Chinese
阿瓜大麻哈鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Salmoniformes
Family : Salmonidae
Genus : Oncorhynchus
Species : Oncorhynchus aguabonita
Authority : Jordan, 1892