Kern River Rainbow Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss gilbertii

LEVEL OF CONCERN: CRITICAL
Kern River Rainbow trout have a high probability of disappearing as a distinct entity in the next 50 years, if not sooner. The greatest threat is hybridization with Coastal Rainbow trout, but competition and predation from invasive Brown and Brook trout may also be contributing to its decline.

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

Characteristics

Abundance

Habitat and Behavior

Genetics

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