Humboldt cutthroat trout

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Humboldt cutthroat trout
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Oncorhynchus
O. c. humboldtensis
Trinomial name
Oncorhynchus clarkii humboldtensis
Trotter and Behnke, 2008[1]

The Humboldt cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii humboldtensis)[1] is a subspecies of cutthroat trout, a North American fish in the family Salmonidae. It is one of the several subspecies of cutthroat trout. It was formally scientifically named in 2008 by Trotter and Behnke, who stated its distribution is in the basins of the upper Humboldt River of northern Nevada, the Upper Quinn River (Nevada and Oregon), as well as the Whitehorse (Coyote) basin (Oregon).[1] The Nevada and Oregon Fish and Wildlife authorities still consider these populations belonging to the subspecies O. c. henshawi (the Lahontan cutthroat trout).[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c Trotter, Patrick C. and Behnke, Robert J. (2008). "The case for humboldtensis: A subspecies name for the indigenous cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki of the Humboldt River, Upper Quinn River, and Coyote Basin Drainages, Nevada and Oregon". Western North American Naturalist. 68 (1): 58–65. doi:10.3398/1527-0904(2008)68[58:tcfhas];2. JSTOR 41717657.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Species Fact Sheet: Lahontan cutthroat trout, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office
  3. ^ Lahontan cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office

Further reading[edit]

  • Trotter, Patrick C. (2008). Cutthroat: Native Trout of the West (2nd ed.). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-25458-9.
  • Behnke, Robert J. (1992). American Fisheries Society Monograph - Native Trout of Western North America. 6. Bethesda, Maryland, United States: American Fisheries Society.