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North American Trout & Salmon Species

The following is a listing of the common and scientific names of all the fishes discussed in the book Trout and Salmon of North America by Robert Behnke. North American salmon, trout, char, graylings, white fishes, and ciscoes of the family Salmonidae are grouped by genera and appear in the order as described in the text.

Genus Oncorhynchus

Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch
pink salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
chum salmon, Oncorhynchus keta
sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka
rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss
coastal rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus
redband trout of the Columbia River basin, Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri
redband trout of the Northern Great Basin, Oncorhynchus mykiss newberrii
Northern Sacramento River redband trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss stonei
Sheepheaven redband trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss subspecies
Eagle Lake rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss aquilarum
South Fork Kern and Golden Trout Creek golden trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita
Little Kern River golden trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss whitei
Kern River rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss gilberti
rainbow trout of Mexico, Oncorhynchus mykiss subspecies
Gila trout, Oncorhynchus gilae gilae
Apache trout, Oncorhynchus gilae apache
Mexican golden trout, Oncorhynchus chrysogaster
cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki
coastal cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki clarki
westslope cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki lewisi
Yellowstone cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki bouvieri
Snake River finespotted cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki behnkei
Bonneville cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki utah
Colorado River cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki pleuriticus
greenback cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki stomias
yellowfin cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki macdonaldi
Rio Grande cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki virginalis
Lahontan cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi
Paiute cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki seleniris
Alvord cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki alvordensis
Whitehorse Basin cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki subspecies
Humboldt cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki subspecies

Genus Salmo

Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar
brown trout, Salmo trutta

Genus Salvelinus

brook trout, Salvelinus fontinalis
lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush
bull trout, Salvelinus confluentus
Arctic char, Salvelinus alpinus
Taranets char, Salvelinus alpinus taranetzi
Sunapee trout, Salvelinus alpinus oquassa
Dolly Varden, Salvelinus malma

Other Salmonids

Arctic grayling, Thymallus arcticus
mountain whitefish, Prosopium williamsoni
Bear Lake whitefish, Prosopium abyssicola
Bonneville whitefish, Prosopium spilonotus
Bonneville cisco, Prosopium gemmifer
lake whitefish, Coregonus clupeaformis