Oncorhynchus gilae (Miller, 1950)
Gila trout
Gila trout
Oncorhynchus gilae
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  32 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Gila River system in New Mexico and Arizona, USA.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits clear and cool mountain creeks (above 2000 m elevation). May bite when handled (Bob, pers. comm., 2006).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (B2ad+3c) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from the Gila River system in New Mexico and Arizona. Transplanted into other streams in western New Mexico and mountain streams in central Arizona. Protected as an endangered species (Ref. 5723). Status of threat: endangered; status declined since 1989. Criteria: 1,3,4,5 (http://fisc.er.usgs.gov/afs/) (Ref. 81264).

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 07.12.06
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.04.94

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