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Gila Trout (09:52)

Host: Sarah Leon with Jim Brooks

Piping Plover (GL) (click to view larger)
Gila Trout
Photo credit: USFWS


Status: Threatened/ Listed on March 11, 1967
Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus gilae
Description: Gila trout was extirpated from Arizona around 1900, but has recently been repatriated. Threats to the species include loss of habitat, hybridization with introduced rainbow trout, and predation by exotic brown trout. Click Here

Last updated: June 11, 2012