Oncorhynchus mykiss

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Inhabits cold headwaters, creeks, small to large rivers, and lakes. Stocked in almost all water bodies as lakes, rivers and streams, usually not stocked in water reaching summer temperatures above 25°C or ponds with very low oxygen concentrations. Feeds on a variety of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates and small fishes. At sea, preys on fish and cephalopods. Utilized fresh, smoked, canned, and frozen; eaten steamed, fried, broiled, boiled, microwaved and baked.


Native to Pacific Shores from Kuskokwim River, Alaska to Rio Santa Domingo, Baja California, Mexico; upper Mackenzie River drainage (Arctic basin), Alberta and British Columbia in Canada; basins of southern Oregon, USA. Widely introduced in cold waters elsewhere in North America and rest of the world. Eastern Pacific: Kamchatkan Peninsula, as far south as the mouth of the Amur River.

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