We’re going to the Northwest U.S. today to meet a freshwater and ocean going fish! That’s right folks; there are fish who spend part of their lives in both habitats! You ready?



   Range/Habitat: Northern Pacific/ North America

   Diet: Carnivore: insects, fish, snails

   Length/Weight: up to 4 ft/ up to 53 lbs

  Conservation Status: common



Fun Facts:

  • Rainbow trout are members of the salmon family.
  • Some rainbow trout are called steelheads.
  • Steelhead rainbow trout live their adult lives in the ocean, but spawn in freshwater habitats.
  • Some rainbow trout spend their whole lives in freshwater habitats.
  • Rainbow trout are blue green with yellow and a pink streak down their side.

Rainbow trout are really colorful fish! They have been introduced around the U.S. and now are a popular sporting fish.



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