Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Quinn River SMU

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
Photo Credit: ODFW


  • Species Common Name Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
  • Species Scientific Name Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi
  • Federal Listing Status Threatened
  • State Listing Status Threatened
  • SMU/ESU/DPS/Subspecies Quinn River SMU


Special needs

Restricted distribution. Found in small streams lacking numerous other fish species.

Limiting factors

Vulnerable to random disturbance or events that cause isolation (e.g., fire). Hybridization with rainbow trout.

Conservation actions

Continue ongoing recovery efforts to monitor water availability, improve riparian condition and channel structure, remove hybrids, and treat for rainbow trout (implementation of current recovery plan).

Key reference or plan

Recovery Plan for Lahontan Cutthroat Trout