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Siscowet, Lake Trout

siscowet lake trout

Siscowet, Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush siscowet), watercolor

About the illustration:
Commissioned by: Wisconsin Sea Grant, University of Wisconsin­Madison
See image at client's web site: Siscowet
This illustration produced with the help of several excellent photographs by Mary Burnham Curtis, USGS-BRD, Great Lakes Science Center.

The siscowet illustration was recently published in Minong: The Good Place, Ojibwe and Isle Royale (March 2009):

minong by timothy cochrane

About lake trout:
Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) are found primarily in lare, deep, cold lakes in northern North America. They are also referred to as the laker, lake char, salmon trout, or mackinaw. They spawn every other year. Lake trout eat the larvae of insects, crustaceans, molluscs, zooplankton, fish, and small birds and mammals.

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: S. namaycush

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

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