Oncorhynchus mykiss

Oncorhynchus mykiss
Rainbow Trout- Oncorhynchus mykiss
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
SalmonidaeOncorhynchus mykiss(Walbaum)1792Rainbow Trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss

Unique Characters: Small, dark spots on head, body and most fins. Pinkish to red stripe on the sides. Adipose fin black-edged.

Similar Species:

Brown Trout
Salmo trutta

Brook Trout
Salvelinus fontinalis

Salmo trutta
Brown Trout – Salmo trutta

Brown Trout Salmo trutta. Large dark spots on body edged with orange and with red and orange spots on the sides. No worm-like markings on the back.

Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis. Light spots on body, worm-like markings on the back, and pectoral, pelvic, and anal fins have a white edge.