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  • n. A salmon (Salmo mykiss, syn. Salmo purpuratus) marked with black spots and a red throat, found in most of the rivers from Alaska to the Colorado River, and in Siberia; -- called also black-spotted trout, cutthroat trout, and redthroat trout.

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  • The species name mykiss, published in 1792, was the first applied to any rainbow trout.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Six exotic species of fish have been introduced, including brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis, lake trout S. namycush, brown trout Salmo trutta, rainbow trout Oncorhyncus mykiss and lakechub Couecius plumbeus.

    Yellowstone National Park, United States

  • Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) are usually considered a true salmon, but unlike other Pacific salmon, they do not always die after spawning.

    Salmon decline in western North America~ historical context

  • Several species, such as native Atlantic salmon and brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) and introduced brown trout and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), are very likely to extend their ranges northward.

    Climate change effects on arctic freshwater fish populations

  • These fish are the same rainbow trout species (Oncorhynchus mykiss).

    Great Lakers Not Steelhead?

  • The genetics and life cycles of mykiss are highly complicated and variable - the only simple distinction is that those that go to sea are called "steelhead" and all the other ones aren't.

    Great Lakers Not Steelhead?

  • Native aquatic systems were altered in diversity and trophic structure by the introduction of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss in the 1970's.

    Rio Abiseo National Park, Peru

  • On the John Day River in Oregon, fall chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and coho salmon (O. kisutch) appear to be extinct and spring chinook salmon and steelhead (O. mykiss) numbers have dropped precipitously.

    Blue Mountains forests

  • One watershed adjacent to the Bystrinsky Nature Park contains eleven species of salmonid fish, several being considered nationally threatened: king Oncorhynchus tschawytscha, silver O. kisutch, both resident and anadromous forms of sockeye salmon O. nerka and steelhead and rainbow trout Salmo mykiss, chum O. keta, pink O. gorbuscha and cherry salmon O. masu, Dolly Varden char Salvelinus malma, white-spotted char S. leucomaenis, and whitefish Coregonis ssp.

    Volcanoes of Kamchatka, Russian Federation

  • Recorded salmonid fish species include coastal cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki, steelhead trout O. mykiss, chinook salmon O. tshawyscha and coho salmon O. kisutch.

    Redwood National Park, United States

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  • A salmon (Salmo mykiss, syn. Salmo purpuratus) marked with black spots and a red throat, found in most of the rivers from Alaska to the Colorado River, and in Siberia; -- called also black-spotted trout, cutthroat trout, and redthroat trout.

    April 18, 2011