The closest thing to a “True” Trout is Brown Trout, because it has “trutta” in the scientific name. Fish mouths come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and orientations, each of which tells a great deal about what and where the fish eats, as well as something about its behavior. Because of this, they have earned the sinister nickname “Wendigo Trout” after the ravenous beast of Algonquian folklore. Terminal mouths point straight forward and are the most common mouth type. Black spots on their body and dorsal fin and a wide, square tail are also giveaways. They may also possess specialized teeth, and in some cases an additional jaw. The other main subspecies are Golden Trout and Redband Trout, which only show up in specific rivers in Midwest and Pacific states of the US, although they’re stocked outside of that range. They typically feed on the move, either grabbing bits of food that they pass or preying on other fish that they chase down. If performed incorrectly, injections to the forehead distort the eyebrows, giving what Dr. Youn calls a "sinister look.". I tried to keep this article purely Trout-themed, because it’s a confusing-enough group of fish at the best of times. Dec 2, 2019. I did mention Golden Rainbow Trout and their natural range. She may have had an old-school face lift, like Joan Rivers. When people arrived in the New World, they decided that Pacific Salmons were worthy of the name, but everything else looked more like a Trout. You’re also correct in saying that California Golden Trout can be harvested in small numbers. It’s tough to say without seeing it in more detail, though. You’re right, Golden Trout are native to the Kern River basin: we’re sorry if that wasn’t clear enough. They are not critically endangered and can be harvested in small numbers. People have taken Trout all over the world, including one species which is going from strength to strength in North America. Most barbs, cichlids, gouramis, and tetras have terminal mouths. Thanks for getting in touch, and for pointing that out. Palomino Trout sure are cool. Tiger Trout rarely occur in the wild. By attaching itself to rock via its sucker mouth, it can stay where it wishes, even in a strong current. In fact, there are 15 sub-species of Cutthroat Trout alone! Congrats on the fish! I buy what they call Steelhead trout in the grocery store fish department. The easiest way to know you have a Bull Trout is by their limited distribution and larger size – if it’s 12 pounds or over and doesn’t have a super-forked tail, it’s probably a Bull Trout. Depending on where you catch them, they may be called Mackinaw, Namaycush, Grey Trout, Touladi, or Togue. Sadly, Golden Trout are considered critically endangered these days. They don’t look much like either parent – or any other fish for that matter. You’re completely right that there are many more Trout hybrids and sub-species in North America. 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