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Golden Trout

Updated: May 2, 2005, 8:31 PM ET

Salma aguabonita

Other NamesKern River trout, mountain trout

DescriptionThis is the most colorful of all trout. The sides are bright gold, with a crimson streak that runs from the gill plate almost to the tail. The back, tail, and dorsal fin have black spots. All lower fins have white tips.

Typical HabitatGolden trout were originally limited to lakes and streams located in altitudes over 6000 feet, but they have since been stocked in lower-lying bodies of water. Transplanted ...

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