Oncorhynchus aguabonita (Jordan, 1892)
Golden trout
Oncorhynchus aguabonita
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  71 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 4,980.0 g; max. reported age: 7 years
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  North America: Upper Kern River basin, Tulare and Kern counties in California, USA. Previously, two subspecies were recognized: Oncorhynchus aguabonita gilberti in Main and Little Kern rivers; Oncorhynchus aguabonita aguabonita in South Fork Kern River.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits clear, cool headwaters, creeks, and lakes at elevations above 2100 m. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are buried in unguarded nests (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.04.94

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