Trout is the name for a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo and Salvelinus, all of the subfamily Salmoninae of the family Salmonidae. The word trout is also used as part of the name of some non-salmonid fish such as Cynoscion nebulosus, the spotted seatrout or speckled trout.
Trout are closely related to salmon and char (or charr): species termed salmon and char occur in the same genera as do trout (Oncorhynchus - Pacific salmon and trout, Salmo - Atlantic salmon and various trout, Salvelinus - char and trout).
Most trout such as Lake trout live in freshwater lakes and/or rivers exclusively, while there are others such as the Rainbow trout which spend two or three years at sea before returning to freshwater to spawn, a habit more typical of salmon.
Trout are an important food source for humans and wildlife including brown bears, birds of prey such as eagles, and other animals. They are classified as an oily fish.
Other articles related to "trout":
... stream channel makes it easier to find trout ... A deep pool may hold a big brown trout, but rainbows and smaller browns are likely found in runs ... Riffles are where you will find small trout, called troutlet, during the day and larger trout crowding in during morning and evening feeding periods ...
... Cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii) Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Brown trout (Salmo trutta) Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush ...
... Trout (died September 27, 2006) was a historian and college president ... Trout earned received his Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College and his Master of Arts and Ph.D ... Trout moved to Colgate University in New York in 1981, where he served as provost for a ten years before becoming the president of Washington College ...
... Rhead was an avid fly fisher and by his own account started fishing for trout in the U.S ... famous and celebrated work is American Trout-Stream Insects (1916) ... his major effort was American Trout Stream Insects, a book based on several years of trout fishing in the Catskills ...
... The lake contains Brook trout, Brown trout, Kokanee salmon, Rainbow trout, crayfish, otter, and beaver ...
Famous quotes containing the word trout:
“Theres no taking trout with dry breeches.”
—Miguel De Cervantes (15471616)
“The heart beats thick,
Big trout muscle out of the dead cold;”
—Ted Hughes (b. 1930)
“Bulldozed by Luther and Weyerhaeuser
Crosscut and chainsaw
squareheads and finns
high-lead and cat-skidding
Creeks choked, trout killed, roads.”
—Gary Snyder (b. 1930)