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Lake trout

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Lake trout
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Salmoniformes
Family:Salmonidae
Genus:Salvelinus
Species:S. namaycush
Binomial name
Salvelinus namaycush
(Walbaum, 1792)

Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is a freshwater char living mainly in lakes in northern North America. Other names for it include Lake char, Touladi and Grey trout.

It is a fairly large fish, probably the largest trout, the record weighing almost 33 kilograms. It was fished commercially in the Great Lakes until lampreys and pollution decimated the population. Small commercial fisheries still exist in lakes in northern Canada.


External links

Fishbase description of Lake trout (http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?ID=248&genusname=Salvelinus&speciesname=namaycush)

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