Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) are native to Asia and North America. Where its habitat allows access they migrate in and out of the ocean. Spawning in the streams and living most of their life in the ocean. Rainbow's are a very popular sports fish and have been introduced into New Zealand, Australia, South America, Africa, Japan, southern Asia, Europe and Hawaii.
Key Notes and Tips:
Rainbow Trout forage consist mainly of insects and crustacians.
Rainbow Trout have black spots with no halos on their entire body including fins.
Rainbow Trout usually have a distinctive pink strip running down their side.
Rainbow Trout that travel up streams from the ocean to spawn are known as steelhead.
Unlike salmon, which die after spawning, steelhead can spawn again.
Steelhead are silvery in color.
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