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Global Range: Sea of Japan and Kuril Islands, across Aleutian chain to Alaska, north in Chukchi and Beaufort seas and south along North American Pacific coast to Puget Sound drainages, Washington, including islands off both Alaska and British Columbia where the bull trout does not occur. In Alaska, known from as far west as St. Matthew Island. Status north of the Seward Peninsula in Alaska is uncertain (Haas and McPhail 1991). A record from the McCloud River drainage, California, based on badly disintegrated specimens, probably pertains to the bull trout (the population is extirpated) (Hass and McPhail 1991). See Haas and McPhail (1991) for a fairly detailed map of Dolly Varden and bull trout distribution in North America. Common (Lee et al. 1980, Page and Burr 1991).