Native to North America

The rainbow trout is a freshwater fish from swift-flowing streams in North America. Introduced to France for fishing and breeding, it likes to chase small fish in cold, oxygen-rich water. The golden trout, yellow in colour with a red horizontal line, is the albino version.
  • Average size: 60 cm
  • Average weight: 10 kg
  • IUCN red list status: Not evaluated (NE)

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Rainbow trout

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