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Cutthroat trout

Cutthroat trout

Oncorhynchus clarkii

Range: The Bonneville cutthroat trout was historically found in the Bonneville Basin. It’s now found in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada.

Habitat: They live in clear, cool, well-oxygenated water with naturally fluctuating flows.

Size: They can grow up to 18 pounds and 24 inches.

Diet: The diet of the Bonneville cutthroat trout consists of other fishes, crustaceans, and insects. As opportunistic feeders, they will feed on almost anything in their environment.

Conservation Connection: These fish are threatened by water diversions, habitat damage, and livestock harvest.

Did You Know? The Bonneville cutthroat trout is the state fish of Utah.

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