Columbia River redband trout

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Columbia River redband trout
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Oncorhynchus
Species: Oncorhynchus mykiss
Trinomial name
Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri
(Richardson, 1836)

The Columbia River redband trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri) is one of three redband trout subspecies of the rainbow trout in the Salmonidae family.[1] Native in the Columbia River and its tributaries in Montana, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Anadromous forms are known as redband steelhead.


  1. ^ Behnke, Robert J.; Tomelleri, Joseph R. (illustrator) (2002). "Rainbow and Redband Trout". Trout and Salmon of North America. The Free Press. pp. 65–122. ISBN 0743222202.