Global Range: (>2,500,000 square km (greater than 1,000,000 square miles)) Native to streams along the Pacific coast of North America from the Kuskokwim River, Alaska, south to northern Baja California; also the upper Mackenzie River drainage (Arctic basin), Alberta and British Columbia, and endorheic (i.e. having no outflow of water) basins of southern Oregon (Page and Burr 1991). The species has been widely introduced and established in suitable habitats all over the world (Lee et al. 1980). At sea, O. mykiss occurs hroughout the North Pacific above 40° N from the North American coast to the Sea of Okhotsk (Burgner et al. 1992); it is most abundant in the Gulf of Alaska and eastern part of the North Pacific, conforming to the 5°C isotherm in the north and 15°C isotherm in the south. Seasonal shifts in distribution are correlated with changes in water temperature (Sutherland 1973).