rainbow trout


rainbow trout
a trout, Salmo gairdnerii, native in the coastal waters and streams from Lower California to Alaska, used as a food and game fish.
[1880-85, Amer.]

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Species (Oncorhynchus mykiss) of fish in the salmon family (Salmonidae) noted for spectacular leaps and hard fighting when hooked.

It has been introduced from western North America to many other countries. A brightly coloured fish of lakes and swift streams, it is covered with small black spots and has a reddish band along either side. The steelhead, a large, bluish, oceangoing form, is also a prized game fish. Rainbow trout may weigh 6 lb (2.8 kg); steelheads (and rainbows in large lakes) may weigh 10–20 lb (4.5–9 kg) or more. Another form of rainbow, the Kamloops, or Kootenay, trout of Idaho, may exceed 30 lb (14 kg).

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fish
 (species Oncorhynchus mykiss), game fish of the family Salmonidae noted for its spectacular leaps and hard fighting when hooked. It has been introduced from western North America to many other countries. A brightly coloured fish of lakes and swift streams, it is covered with small black spots and has a reddish band along either side.

      The steelhead, an oceangoing form, is large and bluish and is also a prized game fish. Rainbow trout may weigh about 2.8 kg (6 pounds), steelhead (and rainbows in large lakes) from about 4.5 to 25 kg (10 to 55 pounds). Another form of rainbow, the Kamloops, or Kootenay, trout of Idaho, may exceed 13.6 kg (30 pounds).

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Universalium. 2010.

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