Brook trout facts and nutrition value

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +

Brook trout scientifically Salvelinus fontinalis is a freshwater fish species in the char genus Salvelinus of salmon family Salmonidae. It is inherent to Eastern North America in the United States and Canada but introduced elsewhere in North America as well as Europe, Iceland and Asia. It is also called speckled trout, eastern brook trout, squaretail, brook charr and mud trout. Brook trout is the state fish of nine U.S. states: New Hampshire, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virgina, Vermont, Provincial Fish of Nova Scotia in Canada and West Virginia.


Brook trout is also known as speckled trout, a fish with yellow spots over olive-green back. Spot in the back are stretched and is wormlike in shape. It has the color transitions from olive to orange or red having scattered spots adjoined by pale blue. Lower fins are red or orange with black streak and white streak and its underside is milky white. Brook trout reaches from 9 to 10 inches in length and weighs 0.3 to 3 kg. Males belly is red or orange when fish are spawning. Growth rate depend on season, water, age and ambient air temperatures as well as growth rates.


Adults measures from 10 inches and 26 inches (25 cm or 65 cm) long.


They generally weigh from 0.3 to 3 kg (11 to 112 ounces).


Their elongate bodies are slightly compressed laterally.


Trouts have large head with rounded snouts. Breeding males have hook at front of their lower jaw.


It is green to brown with typical marbled pattern of light shades. The special pattern is called vermiculation which runs along flanks and back of the fish that extends to their dorsal fins and tail. It have small red spots circled by blue along their flanks. Reddish lower fins have white edges. They have reddish belly with that of males which turn a distinctive shade of red or orange at the time of spawning seasons.


Its diet includes insects and often preferring adult and nymph form of aquatic insects. It also eats ants, beetles and small fish.






Comments are closed.


The content and the information in this website are for informational and educational purposes only, not as a medical manual. All readers are urged to consult with a physician before beginning or discontinuing use of any prescription drug or under taking any form of self-treatment. The information given here is designed to help you make informed decisions about your health. It is not intended as a substitute for any treatment that may have been prescribed by your doctor. If you are under treatment for any health problem, you should check with your doctor before trying any home remedies. If you are following any medication, take any herb, mineral, vitamin or other supplement only after consulting with your doctor. If you suspect that you have a medical problem, we urge you to seek competent medical help. The Health Benefits Times writers, publishers, authors, its representatives disclaim liability for any unfavorable effects causing directly or indirectly from articles and materials contained in this website