Ponds and Lakes Animals

Lake Trout
Lake Trout
Class: Fishes: 4 classes Diet: Fish, insects, crustaceans, plankton
Order: Salmoniformes: Salmon
Size: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Family: No Fish family information Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Salvelinus namaycush Habitat: lakes, rivers
Range: Canada, Northern USA

Size of Lake TroutOne of the most important commercial freshwater fishes and a popular sport-fishing species in North America, the lake trout is actually a char, not a true trout. It has now been successfully introduced into lakes out of its natural range. A beautiful fish, it has characteristic pale spots on head, back and sides. Lake trout feed on fish, insects, crustaceans and plankton.  From late summer to December, lake trout spawn in shallow, gravel-bottomed water. There is no nest, but males clear the spawning ground of debris. The eggs are laid on the gravel and settle among the stones; they remain there for the winter and hatch in early spring.

Range of Lake Trout
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