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Lean Lake Trout, Watercolor Illustration


lean lake trout

Lean Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush namaycush), watercolor

About the illustration:

Commissioned by: Wisconsin Sea Grant, University of Wisconsin­Madison
See image at client's web site: "Lean" Lake Trout

This illustration produced with the help of several excellent photographs by Mary Burnham Curtis, USGS-BRD, Great Lakes Science Center.

About lake trout:
Lake trout are freshwater char of cold, deep northern lakes in North America. Char is the common name for the genus Salvelinus. Many types of trout are char. Lake trout are the largest of the trouts. It is also referred to by the following names: laker, mackinaw trout, grey trout, salmon trout, togue and touladi (Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada).

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 (Salmon family)
Genus: Salvelinus (this genus includes many species of trout)
Species: S. namaycush

More about lake trout:
Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Lake Trout
Wikipedia: Lake trout

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