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Oncorhynchus aguabonita
Oncorhynchus aguabonita
Golden Trout
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 1208 3060 (2008-12-26)

Copyright © 2008 Aaron Schusteff

  • date of photo  Jul 25, 2006
  • location   Mesa Lake, Humphries Basin, Sierra National Forest (Fresno County, California, US)
  • notes   Caught by hand (literally!) by the goodly naturalist Brandon B....then photo-documented and promptly returned to its element. Genuinely minimal impact ''catch and release''!!

    Although the currently accepted name seems to be ''Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita'', I posted my photo as O. aguabonita so it would appear with the others on CalPhotos.

    Note that the historical range of this species was in the high eastern portion of the Kern River watershed, south of Trail Peak in the Cottonwood Lakes area. It was introduced/planted at Mesa Lake and many other locales in the High Sierra for recreational fishing...with unintended adverse impacts on native frogs.

  • camera   Shot on a Canon Digital Rebel XT at f13, 1/50, ISO 100, using a Canon 50mm Compact macro lens.
  • photo category: Animal - Fish

  • common names   Golden Trout (photographer)
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    Using this photo   The thumbnail photo (128x192 pixels) on this page may be freely used for personal or academic purposes without prior permission under the Fair Use provisions of US copyright law as long as the photo is clearly credited with © 2008 Aaron Schusteff. For other uses, or if you have questions, contact Aaron Schusteff arbonius2[AT] (Replace the [AT] with the @ symbol before sending an email.)


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