Brook Trout

Brook TroutSalvelinus fontinalis

Physical features:
Light spots on a dark background, reddish underside and ventral fins have white edges.

Habitat:
Bays and estuaries of large lakes. Brook trout variety spends most of its life in stream or rivers while ?coasters? spend more of their life in lakes.

Diet:
Aquatic insects and fish.

Fun facts:
In Lake Superior, local fisheries have stocked Brook Trout to maintain coaster populations.