Brown Trout
Brown Trout (Salmo trutta)

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"Brown Trout" from a painting
by David Miller
Features: The adipose fin in brown trout is normally red and they have many definite black spots on the dorsal fin which distinguishes from the Salmon. Spawning: Brown trout spawn in rivers and streams in shallow gravely areas in November/December.
Fecundity: Small brown trout in streams and mountain lakes can produce as few as 100 eggs, whereas large trout in limestone lakes can produce up to 10,000 eggs.
Longevity (age): Brown trout usually live for four to seven years but can live for up to 10 years.
Diet: Brown trout feed on plankton, benthic invertebrates, insects, crustaceans and fish fry.
Specimen Weight: River 2.26 kg (5lbs); Lake 4.53 kg (10lbs)
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