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Westslope Cutthroat Trout

The westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi), also known as the blackspotted cutthroat, is a subspecies of the cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii) and is a freshwater fish in the salmon family (family Salmonidae) of order Salmoniformes. The cutthroat is the Montana state fish.

 

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Taken on May 26, 2011