Brook Trout

Salvelinus fontinalis

Brook trouts inhabit the streams and lakes of northern United States and Canada, including the Great Lakes. They have been introduced in many parts of the world, including South America, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand, because their meat is edible, and even considered tasty. They are carnivorous, eating insects and other small invertebrates, and are known to eat some of their own eggs at spawning.

This picture was taken in the zoo of Cleveland, Ohio, in August 2003.

Genus Salvelinus
Family Salmonidae
Order Salmoniformes
Subclass Actinopterygii
Class Osteichthyes
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth