About this Species 

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Name:Brook Trout
Scientific Name: Salvenius fontinalis
Range:Introduced in the cold tailwaters of dams in the Ozarks and some large springs.
Habits and Habitat:This colorful, small trout prefers cover, such as boulders and logs, protected from current and predators. It eats insects and crustaceans, often during daylight. Spawning, though rarely successful, occurs in late fall and early winter. Brook trout are less tolerant of warm water than are rainbows.
Fish Fact: Like other trout species, breeding males develop a “kipe” (hooked lower jaw) during spawning to build and defend their “redds” (nests).
As A Group:Trout are not native to Arkansas.
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Joe Tomelleri