Fish Species

Fish Species by Watersheds : 'Upper Truckee River-Frontal Lake Tahoe-160501010303'

Freshwater native and non-native fish species present currently and/or historically, determined from the PISCES database (Feb. 26, 2014).  Some species, such as salmon or steelhead, may no longer be present upstream of dams that lack fish passage.

Yes/No corresponds to California native species

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

  • Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Cutthroat trout, sea-run adult. Caught along the beaches of Hood Canal near Seabeck, Washington. Photo courtesy of Larry Coté.

Lahontan Mountain Sucker

  • Catostomus platyrhynchus
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Mountain sucker. Photo courtesy of Professor Peter B. Moyle.

Lahontan Stream Tui Chub

  • Siphatales bicolor obesus
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Tui chub, approximately 10 cm (4”) long. Date: 7/10/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano.

Lake Trout

  • Salvelinus namaycush
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Lake trout, captured from Donner Lake on 12/21/2009. Length: 53 cm (21

Mountain Whitefish

  • Prosopium williamsoni
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Mountain whitefish. Location: Lower Truckee River, NV. Date: Oct. 2007. Photo by Marianne Denton, Dept. NRES, University of Nevada, Reno.