Common name: Little Kern golden trout
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Identification: Behnke (2002); Page and Burr (2011). Some authors (e.g., Page and Burr 2011) consider both O. mykiss whitei and the South Fork Kern River golden trout (O. m. aguabonita) to be a distinct species from rainbow trout (O. aguabonita whitei and O. a. aguabonita, respectively).
Size: to 30 cm (Behnke 2002)
Native Range: Endemic to the Little Kern River, Tulare county, California (Behnke 2002; Moyle 2002; Page and Burr 2011).
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
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Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Oncorhynchus mykiss whitei are found here.
Table last updated 2/27/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
References: (click for full references)
Behnke, R.J. 2002. Trout and salmon of North America. The Free Press, New York, NY.
Moyle, P.B. 2002. Inland fishes of California. 2nd edition. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Page, L.M., and B.M. Burr. 2011. Field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Peterson Field Guides series. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA.
Revision Date: 5/8/2019
Peer Review Date: 3/28/2012
Neilson, M.E., 2023, Oncorhynchus mykiss whitei (Evermann, 1906): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2351, Revision Date: 5/8/2019, Peer Review Date: 3/28/2012, Access Date: 3/30/2023
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