Sheepheaven Creek redband
The Sheepheaven Creek redband (Oncorhynchus mykiss spp.) is a species of fish in the Salmonidae family and a western subspecies of the McCloud River redband (Oncorhynchus mykiss stonei). It is native to Sheepheaven Creek, Siskiyou County, California, United States. Sheepheaven Creek redband were transplanted into Swamp Creek[disambiguation needed] in 1972 and 1974 and into Trout Creek[disambiguation needed] in 1977. They can now be found in both locations. Sheepheaven Creek redband are found to be the most distinct among all other trout groups, meriting recognition as a new subspecies. They have the fewest gill rakers of any western trout.
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