#970:  Rainbow Trout Species Identified

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50 yards past Redwood Gate entrance kiosk, Redwood Regional Park, Oakland



State Plaque


Plaque located in Redwoods Regional Park which has limited operating hours. Fee may be required for entry.

From the plaque:

The naming of the Rainbow Trout species was based on fish taken from the San Leandro Creek drainage. In 1855, Dr. W. P. Gibbons, founder of the California Academy of Sciences, was given three specimens obtained from the creek. He described and assigned them the scientific name Salmo iridia. Rainbow Trout are now worldwide in distribution and are a highly prized game fish.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with East Bay Regional Park District, April 29, 1987.

©2009 David Schmitt