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Trout and SalmonOncorhynchus mykiss

Rainbow Trout

 

Oncorhynchus mykiss (Rainbow Trout)

 

Family: Salmonidae (Salmonides)

 

Status: Introduced.

 

Size: In steams may grow between 0.5 and 2.3kg, while lake-dwelling forms may grow much larger.

 

Description: Adult fish are distinguished by a broad reddish stripe along the lateral line, from gills to the tail, which is most vivid in breeding males.  May have dark bands or par marks in small specimens

 

Location:  Upland cool waters of the coastal and Murray Darling Basin catchments of the CNM region. They are stocked into lakes rivers and streams and naturally reproducing in many areas.

 

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Oncorhynchus mykiss at Kosciuszko National Park, NSW - 22 Apr 2018 Oncorhynchus mykiss at Namadgi National Park - 30 Apr 2014
Oncorhynchus mykiss at Kosciuszko National Park, NSW - 22 Apr 2018
Oncorhynchus mykiss at Namadgi National Park - 30 Apr 2014

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