Fish Facts » Gila Trout
The gila trout (Oncorhynchus gilae gilae) is one of two subspecies of trout in O. gilae, the other being the Apache trout (O. g. apache). Both are native to the Southwest United States. The gila trout is a species of salmonid, related to the rainbow and cutthroat trouts. It is an endangered species.
Demersal; freshwater. Inhabits clear and cool mountain creeks (above 2000 m elevation).
The gila trout is native to tributaries of the Gila River in Arizona and New Mexico.
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