“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

John Muir

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mexican trout ? - Truchas Mexicanas

In general, taxonomy, systematics, ecology and conservation status of native Mexican trouts (in Spanish "Truchas Mexicanas") are little studied. Threats to their continued existence include impacts of steadily increasing forest exploitation and introductions of exotic species, primarily exotic rainbow trout, for fish culture.

In 1886, the noted naturalist and paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope, published a one paragraph note in the American Naturalist journal.  Entitled "The Most Southern Salmon," Cope implied that cutthroat trout were native to Chihuahua, Mexico.

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