- Great Lakes
- Great Plains
- Rocky Mountains
- Trophy Catches
Eats: insects, small fish, occasionally trout eggs, crustaceans, frogs and earthworms
Lives in: streams and mountain lakes in water from 55 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit
Cutthroat trout get their name from the red slash marks on each side of their throats. It looks like the throat has been cut. Trout can live as long as 7 years. The cutthroat trout is Wyoming's state fish.
The Colorado River cutthroat trout is native to the Green River and Little Snake river drainages in Wyoming. In fact, they were the only trout found in those drainages. Numbers of Colorado River cutthroats were reduced through hybridization and competition with introduced non-native trout, like the brook trout and rainbow trout.
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