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Fish Facts: Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Written by: Phil Monahan

Alaska is home to some of the largest native rainbows in the world.
Photo courtesy Crystal Creek Lodge

The most widely cultivated trout species in the world, rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) are bred for sport and food, and they inhabit lakes and streams on every continent except . . .