Kōrero: Trout and salmon

Rainbow trout

Rainbow trout

This rainbow trout from a tributary stream of Lake Rotoiti, near Rotorua, shows markings typical of spawning fish – crimson on the gills and sides, with a greyish-yellow background. Lake-dwelling rainbow trout are more silvery, often with dark olive-green on the back. Within days of their swimming upriver to spawn, the silver changes – as seen here.

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Carl Walrond, 'Trout and salmon - Rainbow trout', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19584/rainbow-trout (accessed 25 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008