Common Name


Sub Species/Hyb

Scientific Name


Coastal Cutthroat

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat subspecies

Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii

AKA: Sea-run Cutthroat, Red-throat, Harvest Trout,

Kamloops Rainbow Trout

The coastal cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii) also known as the sea-run cutthroat trout, or harvest trout is one of the several subspecies of cutthroat trout found in Western North America. The coastal cutthroat trout occurs in four distinct forms. A semi-anadromous or sea-run form is the most well known. Freshwater forms occur in both large and small rivers and streams and lake environments. The native range of the coastal cutthroat trout extends south from the southern coastline of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska to the Eel River in Northern California. Coastal cutthroat trout are resident in tributary streams and rivers of the Pacific basin and are rarely found more than 100 miles (160 km) from the ocean.

Note: One of the two Coastal (Pacific) cutthroat trout.