Cutthroat Trout

Wyoming State Fish


Cutthroat trout

Photo of cutthroat trout by Lloyde Hazzard / USFWS Digital Library.

Official State Fish of Wyoming

Cutthroat trout (Salmo clarki) was designated the official state fish of Wyoming in 1987. All State Fish

Native to the western part of North America, cutthroat trout are named for an orange mark behind the lower jaw. There are several subspecies of cutthroat trout that vary greatly in appearance and live in a variety of habitats. All cutthroat trout return to their native streams to lay their eggs (spawn).



Cutthroat trout illustration by Robert W. Hines / USFWS Digital Library.


Threats to the Wyoming Cutthroat trout