Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarki virginalis
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It is one of 14 subspecies of cutthroat trout native to the western United States, and is the state fish of New Mexico. Cutthroat trout were the first New World trout encountered by Europeans when in 1541, Spanish explorer Francisco de Coronado recorded seeing trout in the Pecos River near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout by Western Native Trout Initiative
Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout by New Mexico Game & Fish
Rio Grande Cutthroat by Native Trout Fly Fishing