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Arizona State Fish: Apache trout

Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus gilae

State Fish Description: The Apache Trout is a golden color trout which has medium sized dark spots. It's a closely related to the cutthroat trout. The Apache Trout ranges in size from 6 to 24 inches and from around 6 ounces to 6 pounds. The Apache Trout is considered by IUCN to be critically endangered, and it is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. At one time the Apache Trout could be found in large numbers in all 600 miles of the streams of the White Mountains but know only 30 miles holds these fish.

Where It's Found: The Apache Trout can be found natively in clear, cool streams in the White Mountains also it is native to the upper Salt River watershed (Black and White rivers) and the upper Little Colorado River watershed.

Arizona State Fish Dedication: 1947