Specimen Information

Oncorhynchus clarkii seleniris
Oncorhynchus clarkii seleniris
(Paiute cutthroat trout)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID259710
Common NamePaiute cutthroat trout
LocalitySilver King Creek, above Llewellyn Falls
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameUpper Carson
HUC8 Number16050201
Collection Year1912
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwaystocked for sport
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18305
Author:Cordes, J.F., J.A. Israel, and B. May
Title:Conservation of Pauite cutthroat trout: The genetic legacy of population transplants in an endemic California salmonid.
Journal:California Fish and Game
Reference 2
Ref. Number:18257
Author:Moyle, P.B., J.A. Israel, and S.E. Purdy.
Title:Salmon, steelhead, and trout in California: status of an emblematic fauna.
Publisher:University of Califorina at Davis
Pages:316 pp
CommentsBy 1924 this species was established at this location. This populations is just upstream from the historic range which extended from the base of Llewellyn Falls 14.7 km to Silver King Canyon. Currently no Paiute cuttthroat trout exist in the historic range. In 1949, unauthorized introductions of Rainbow trout were made in this location which hybridize with Paiute cutthroat trout. In 1964 and 1976 chemical treatments were used unsuccessfully to wipe out the hybrids. Later in 1991-93, chemical treatments were used again, this time successfully and from 1994-98 Paiute trout were restocked from Fish Valley Creek and Coyote Canyon Creek.
Record TypeLiterature


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