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Fish Species Description

Rainbow trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss

(Walbaum, 1792)

rainbow trout Species Photo


Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Alternate Names: redband, salmon trout, rainbow

Status: State Introduced


rainbow trout Region Map


Records represent all known occurrences and may not reflect current species distribution.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tennessee, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chattahoochee, and Savannah River basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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