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RM-GTR-28: Biology and management of threatened and endangered western trouts


Behnke, R. J.; Zarn, Mark. 1976. Biology and management of threatened and endangered western trouts. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-28. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 45 p.

Discusses taxonomy, reasons for decline, life history and ecology, and suggestions for preservation and management of six closely related trouts native to western North America: Colorado River cutthroat, Salmo clarki pleuriticus; greenback trout, S. c. stomias; Lahontan cutthroat, S. c. henshawi; Paiute trout, S. c. seleniris; Gila trout, S. gilae; and Arizona native trout, S. apache. Meristic characters, distribution and status, habitat requirements and limiting factors, protective measures, and management recommendations are presented for each taxon.

Keywords: Native trout, Salmo clarki pleuriticus, Salmo clarki stomius, Salmo clarki henshawi, Salmo clarki seleniris, Salmo gilae, Salmo apache


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Title: RM-GTR-28: Biology and management of threatened and endangered western trouts
Electronic Publish Date: October 6, 2008
Last Update:
October 6, 2008

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