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Alaska Steelhead Fact Sheet

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Steehead Names Common Name: Steelhead Trout, Rainbow Trout Scientific Name: Oncorhynchus mykiss Other Names: Chromers, Silver Bullets, Sea-run Rainbows, Gray ghosts, Rainbows or Square-tails Why is it Called a Steelhead? The name “steelhead” comes from the fish’s distinctive appearance. Steelhead trout have a sleek, silvery color that looks a bit like steel, especially on their head and […]

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