Oncorhynchus gilae (Miller, 1950)
Gila trout
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  32 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Gila River system in New Mexico and Arizona, USA.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits clear and cool mountain creeks (above 2000 m elevation). May bite when handled (Bob, pers. comm., 2006).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (B2ad+3c) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 07.12.06
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.04.94

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