Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

Nevada State Fish

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

Nevada designated the Lahontan cutthroat trout as the official state fish in 1981. The Lahontan cutthroat trout (Salmo clarki henshawi) is a native trout found in 14 of Nevada's 17 counties.

The Lahontan cutthroat trout's habitat ranges from high mountain creeks and alpine lakes to warm lowland streams and alkaline lakes (where no other trout can live). Official status: threatened.



Trout;   Photo by unknown. (public domain image).

Trout;   Photo by Ryan Wertz. (public domain image).


Spawning Lahontan cutthroat trout