Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Brook trout live in small headwater streams, large rivers, ponds and lakes. They prefer clear, cool waters and their survival is often limited by temperature. To thrive they require cover to hide, moderate stream temperatures, and overwintering habitat. They spawn in fall. The females deposit eggs in redds in the stream bottom. Eggs hatch in spring and feed on plankton and insects. They may grow a few inches long in their first year.
Georgia to Canada
Habitat Suitability Index Models: Brook Trout (pdf - 2.36MB)
Conserving the Eastern Brook Trout: Action Strategies (pdf - 548KB)
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture partnership poster (ppt - 34.5MB)
Trout in the Classroom (pdf - 534KB)
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