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Brook Trout Physical Characteristics
Exhibiting a wide range of colors, brook trout (another char) may be olive to blue-gray on the back to white on the belly. Red spots, usually with bluish halos around them, are present on the sides. Characteristic light wavy marks on the back are a distinguishing feature. Obvious white and then black stripe along the fore edge of each of the lower fins aids in separating brook trout from most other trouts. Caudal fin is squared or lightly forked.
The brook trout is a short-lived species, rarely surviving beyond four or five years in the wild.
Habitat and Range
The brook trout is native to small streams, creeks, lakes, and spring ponds. It is native to a wide area of eastern North America but increasingly confined to higher elevations southward in the Appalachian Mountains to northern Georgia, Canada from the Hudson Bay basin east, the Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence system, and the upper Mississippi River drainage as far west as eastern Iowa.
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