What is the Taxonomy of a Rainbow trout?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Quoting from wikipedia
Also are you talking new system or old?
Do you want the whole thing or just the genus and species?
You might need to do a little research for yourself but they are definitely
Kingdom: Animalia - they are animals
Do you need a Super Phylum? Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata - they have spinal columns
The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a species of salmonid native to tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America.
The species was originally named by Johann Julius Walbaum in 1792 based on type specimens from Kamchatka. Richardson named a specimen of this species Salmo gairdneri in 1836, and in 1855, W. P. Gibbons found a population and named it Salmo iridia, later corrected to Salmo irideus, however these names faded once it was determined that Walbaum's type description was conspecific and therefore had precedence. More recently, DNA studies showed rainbow trout are genetically closer to Pacific salmon (Onchorhynchus species) than to brown trout (Salmo trutta) or Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar), so the genus was changed.
Unlike the species' former name's epithet iridia (Latin: rainbow), the specific epithet mykiss derives from the local Kamchatkan name 'mykizha'; all of Walbaum's species names were based on Kamchatkan local names.
The ocean going (anadromous) form (including those returning for spawning) are known as steelhead, (Canada and the United States) or ocean trout (Australia), although they are the same species.
It's been a long time since I've done taxonomy...I could have it all wrong
But I hope it all helps.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Rainbow Trout TaxonomySource(s): https://shrinkurl.im/a742G