The Lahontan cutthroat trout is one of 13 living sub-species of cutthroat trout. This ?sh is native to the Lahontan Basin of northern Nevada, northeastern California and southeastern Oregon. This subspecies exhibits three life histories including: stream-type, migratory and lacustrine forms. These fish inhabit fresh water lakes, rivers and streams, and feed primarily on aquatic insects, crustaceans, small ?shes and floating plant matter.
Lahontan cutthroat trout inhabit fresh water lakes, rivers and streams.
These trout feed primarily on aquatic insects, crustaceans, small ?shes and floating plant matter.
Lahontan cutthroat trout can grow up to 4 feet long.
Lahontan cutthroat trout can weigh up to 40 pounds.
Lahontan cutthroat trout are a migratory species. There are stream dwelling, lake dwelling and migratory forms of this species, where the migratory forms move back and forth between lakes and the tributaries of the lakes. Historical records indicate that native Lahontan trout used to migrate 120 miles between Pyramid Lake and Lake Tahoe.
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