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Fish Identification

Brown trout

Brown trout are olive to golden brown with yellowish to silvery sides. The back and upper sides have dark spots that are often encircled with a pale ring, and red spots lower on their sides. Brown trout differ from other trout in lacking pale spots on a dark background or dark spots on the lower part of the tail.

Scientific Name:  Salmo trutta

Adult size: 6-33 inches

Distribution: Native to Europe; introduced in the Tennessee, Coosa, Chattahoochee, and Savannah River basins

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