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Endangered trout species thriving in remote Nevada lake

NV Thriving Trout
Posted at 4:44 PM, Aug 16, 2020

RENO (AP) — A half-century after being added to the endangered species list, Lahontan cutthroat trout are thriving with help from a Native American tribe at a remote lake in northern Nevada.

Summit Lake Paiute Tribe members and scientists from the University of Nevada, Reno say the recovery of the Summit Lake population of the fish could provide a model for recovery efforts in other lakes such as Walker and Tahoe.

The Lahontan cutthroat is Nevada’s state fish and North America’s largest freshwater native trout species.

The fish has crimson red-orange slash marks on the throat under the jaw and black spots over steel gray to olive-green scales.