Colorado State Fish

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Colorado State Fish: Greenback Cutthroat Trout

Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus clarki stomias

State Fish Description: The Greenback Cutthroat Trout is a greenish color and like all cutthroats it has a red color under it's jawbone. The Greenback Cutthroat doesn't grow to be very large with 18 inches being about the largest size. The Greenback Cutthroat is currently listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Where It's Found: The Greenback Cutthroat once was found in Arkansas and stretching into Eastern Colorado and Southeast Wyoming, today they are only found in less than 1% of the waters it once was found.

Arizona State Fish Dedication: 1994

 

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