Great Basin redband trout

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Great Basin redband trout
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Oncorhynchus
O. m. newberrii
Trinomial name
Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii
(Girard, 1859)

The Great Basin redband trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii) is one of three redband trout subspecies of the rainbow trout in the western United States.[1]

The Great Basin redband trout is native to drainages in south central Oregon east of the Cascade range, extreme north east California and extreme north west Nevada. They occur in seven isolated drainages—the Upper Klamath Lake basin,[2] Fort Rock basin, Harney-Malheur basin, Catlow basin, Warner Lakes basin, Goose Lake basin, and the Chewaucan basin.[1]


  1. ^ a b Behnke, Robert J. (2002). "Redband Trout of the Northern Great Basin". Trout and Salmon of North America. Tomelleri, Joseph R. (illust.). The Free Press. pp. 87–95. ISBN 0743222202.
  2. ^ "Upper Klamath Basin Redband Trout SMU" (PDF). Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Retrieved 2014-03-02.

Further reading[edit]

  • Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-399). Passed October 30, 2000. (While not an officially designated threatened or endangered species, the redband Trout is recognized as important resource, and this law sets aside land in Oregon for protection and research of redband Trout.)