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Whitehorse Basin cutthroat trout

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Whitehorse Basin cutthroat trout

Whitehorse Basin cutthroat trout
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Oncorhynchus
Species: Oncorhynchus clarki
Trinomial name
O. clarki ssp.?

The Whitehorse Basin cutthroat trout refers to a population segment of the cutthroat trout complex (Oncorhynchus clarki) from the streams of the Whitehorse Basin (or the Coyote Basin), southeastern Oregon. It is alternatively considered as a part of the Lahontan cutthroat trout subspecies (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi),[1][2] or of the Humboldt cutthroat trout (O. c. humboldtensis) whose main range is in Nevada.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Department of the Interior. Oregon Wilderness: Environmental Impact Statement 4. Bureau of Land Management. 
  2. ^ Species Fact Sheet: Lahontan cutthroat trout, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  3. ^ Patrick C. Trotter and Robert J. Behnke (2008) The Case for Humboldtensis: A Subspecies Name for the Indigenous Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii) of the Humboldt River, Upper Quinn River, and Coyote Basin Drainages, Nevada and Oregon Western North American Naturalist, 68(1):58-65.

Further reading

  • Trotter, Patrick C. (2008). Cutthroat: Native Trout of the West (2nd ed.). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.  

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