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Of Special Concern Marker
Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: August 19, 2019
Caption: Of Special Concern Marker
Additional Description: Captions: (on the right, top to bottom)
Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhymchus clarkia lewisii)
Westslope cutthroat trout are quick to stick, and easier to catch than rainbow and brown trout. Anglers are required to release any fish they catch to ensure the species' survival.
Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mukiss)
Introduced rainbow trout hybrid with the westslope cutthroat trout, making it difficult to conserve the natives.
Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Introduced brook trout out-compete young westslope cutthroat trout for food, and have caused local extinctions of the native species.
Submitted: December 29, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p506209
File Size: 3.291 Megabytes

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