Paiute Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarkii seleniris
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Paiute cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii seleniris) is one of fourteen subspecies of cutthroat trout. Paiute Cutthroat are native only to Silver King Creek, a headwater tributary of the Carson River in the Sierra Nevada, in California. This subspecies is named after the indigenous Northern Paiute peoples. Paiute cutthroat trout are endemic to and protected within the Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The Carson River lies within the Great Basin interior drainage system, within the historic range of Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi).
Paiute Cutthroat Trout by California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
Paiute Cutthroat Trout by CalTrout
Paiute Cutthroat Trout Reintroduced to Native Habitat in High Sierra Wilderness by California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Success Index: Paiute Cutthroat Trout by Trout Unlimited
Map of Current distribution of Paiute cutthroat trout by ResearchGate.net
Note: The Paiute cutthroat trout is the rarest of all North American trout. To see our article "Paiute Cutthroat Trout...A Gift from a Sheepherder" click here...