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Brook Trout, Illustrated


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Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), watercolor

About the illustration:
Commissioned by: Wisonsin Sea Grant, University of Wisconsin­Madison
See image at client's web site: Brook Trout

About brook trout:
Brook trout, also called brook char or speckled trout, eat crustaceans, insects, smaller fish, worms, and zooplankton. They require clean, cold streams and lakes. They spawn in the fall, when their coloration intensifies. Nests are called "redds".

Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (having a spinal cord)
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata (vertebrates with jaws)
Superclass: Osteichthyes (bony fish, including ray-finned and lobe finned fish)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Genus: Salvelinus
Species: Salvelinus fontinalis

More information about brook trout:
Animal Diversity Web: Salvelinus fontinalis
Michigan Department of Natural Resources: Brook Trout



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