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Oncorhynchus aguabonita whitei

Oncorhynchus aguabonita whitei NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. The Little Kern golden trout, Oncorhynchus aguabonita whitei, a subspecies of the golden trout, reaches an adult size of 8-12 in (20-31 cm) and weighs up to 1 lb (0.45 kg). It is olive above a broad reddish lateral line, golden yellow below, and has red cheeks and belly. The Little Kern golden trout is a member of the Salmonidae (trout and salmon) family. It is a brightly colored fish with profuse spots on the back and tail. The belly and cheeks are red to red-orange. The lower sides are bright gold. The lateral band is red-orange. The back is olive green. Pectoral, pelvic, and anal fins are orange, with white tips. Little Kerns typically retain up to 10 parr marks (vertical dark oval spots) on each side as adults.

The Golden Trout, also known as the Californian golden trout (Oncorhynchus aguabonita or Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita), is a species of trout native to California. The golden trout is normally found in the Golden Trout Creek (tributary to the Kern River), Volcano Creek (tributary to Golden Trout Creek), and the South Fork Kern River. It is the state freshwater fish of California.

Detailed information
Full Name: Little Kern Golden trout (Oncorhynchus aguabonita whitei)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Fishes
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Threatened 05/15/1978 California/Nevada Region (Region 8) Wherever found
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