Salvelinus fontinalis

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
SalmonidaeSalvelinus fontinalis(Mitchill)1814Brook Trout

Salvelinus fontinalis

Unique Characters: Light spots on body and scattered red spots ringed by a pale “halo”, worm-like markings on the back, and pectoral, pelvic, and anal fins have a white edge.

Similar Species:

Rainbow Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss

Brown Trout
Salmo trutta

Oncorhynchus mykiss
Rainbow Trout- Oncorhynchus mykiss
Salmo trutta
Brown Trout – Salmo trutta

Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. Small, dark spots on head, body, and most fins. Pinkish to red stripe on the sides. Adipose fin black-edged. No worm-like markings on the back.

Brown Trout Salmo trutta. Large dark spots on body edged with orange and with red and orange spots on the sides. No worm-like markings on the back.

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