Kamloops rainbow trout

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Kamloops trout
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Oncorhynchus
O. m. kamloops
Trinomial name
Oncorhynchus mykiss kamloops
Jordan, 1892[1]

The Kamloops trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss kamloops) is a local variety of the rainbow trout, a fish in the Salmonidae family. From its native range in British Columbia, Canada, it has been transferred to several other drainages in the United States.[2] It is often considered a part of the broader Columbia River redband trout subspecies, Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri.[3]


  1. ^ David Starr Jordan 1892. Description of a New Species of Salmon, Oncorhynchus kamloops, from the lakes of British Columbia. Forest and Stream, Nov. 10 1892, pp. 405-406.
  2. ^ "Oncorhynchus mykiss kamloops strain". USGS. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Inland Redband Trout - Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri fishandgame.idaho.gov