Oncorhynchus apache (Miller, 1972)
Apache trout
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Salmonidae (Salmonids), subfamily: Salmoninae
Max. size:  58 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,360.0 g
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Upper Salt River and Little Colorado River systems (Colorado River drainage) in Arizona, USA.
Biology:  Inhabits clear, cool mountain headwaters and creeks (generally above 2500 m elevation), and mountain lakes. A 95% (stream km) reduction in range has resulted due to hybridization with Oncorhynchus mykiss and competition from Salvelinus fontinalis and Salmo trutta.
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (A1cd) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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