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Rainbow Trout Species Identified

 
 
Rainbow Trout Species Identified Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, February 3, 2014
1. Rainbow Trout Species Identified Marker
Inscription.  The naming of the Rainbow Trout species was based on fish taken from the San Leandro Creek drainage. In 1855, Dr. W.P. Gibbons, founder of the California Academy of Sciences, was given three specimens obtained from the creek. He described and assigned them the scientific name Salmo iridia. Rainbow trout are now worldwide in distribution and are highly prized game fish.
 
Erected 1987 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with East Bay Regional Park District. (Marker Number 970.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 37° 48.085′ N, 122° 8.683′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County. Marker can be reached from Redwood Road, 0.1 miles north of Redwood Gate, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in Redwood Regional Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7501 Redwood Road, Oakland CA 94619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 442nd Regimental Combat Team Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of Blossom Rock Navigation Trees (approx. 1.8 miles away); Moraga Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Willow Spring School II (approx. 2.3 miles away); Commemoration of Old Redwood Road from Redwood Canyon (approx. 2.3 miles away); Moraga Train Station (approx. 2.4 miles away); Moraga Barn (approx. 2.4 miles away); Old Moraga Townsite (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
 
Also see . . .  Rainbow trout - Wikipedia. The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a species of salmonid native to cold-water tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. The steelhead (sometimes "steelhead trout") is an anadromous (sea-run) form of the coastal rainbow trout (O. m. irideus) or redband trout (O. m. gairdneri) that usually returns to fresh water to spawn after living two to three years in the ocean. (Submitted on February 15, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Rainbow Trout Species Identified Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, February 3, 2014
2. Rainbow Trout Species Identified Marker
Life Cycle of Trout image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, February 3, 2014
3. Life Cycle of Trout
Informational panel. Click on the image to enlarge it.
Where are Rainbow Trout Found? image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, February 3, 2014
4. Where are Rainbow Trout Found?
Informational panel. Click on the image to enlarge it.
Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By N/a, circa n/a
5. Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 748 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on December 20, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 15, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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