California Golden Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita

LEVEL OF CONCERN: CRITICAL
California Golden trout are likely to become extinct in the wild in the next 50 years. While the Golden Trout Creek (GTC) population is relatively secure, the South Fork Kern River (SFKR) population is threatened by hybridization with hatchery-origin Coastal Rainbow trout, and predation and competition from introduced Brown trout.

What's happened and why has the Level of Concern increased?

Characteristics

Abundance

Habitat and Behavior

Genetics

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California Trout, Inc.

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