Trouts and Salmons

Paiute Cutthroat Trout Paiute Cutthroat Trout
Oncorhynchus clarki seleniris

Endangered Status

The Paiute Cutthroat Trout, a subspecies of the Cutthroat Trout, is on the U.S. Endangered Species List. It is classified as threatened in California. The decline of this subspecies can be attributed to changes in habitat caused by water-management practices, mining, and logging; overfishing; and the introduction of non-native fishes which prey upon, compete with, and hybridize with the natives.