brown trout

a common trout, Salmo trutta, of northern European streams.
[1885-90]

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Prized and wary European game fish (Salmo trutta, family Salmonidae) that is favoured for food.

The species includes several varieties (e.g., the Loch Leven trout of Britain). The brown trout is recognized by the light-ringed black spots on its brown body. It has been transplanted to many areas of the world because it can thrive in warmer waters than most other trout. It grows to about 8 lbs (3.6 kg). Oceangoing individuals, called sea trout, are larger than freshwater forms and provide good sport, as do those that enter large lakes.

Brown trout (Salmo trutta)

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fish
also called  German brown trout (Salmo trutta) 
 prized and wary European game fish favoured for the table. The brown trout, which includes several varieties such as the Loch Leven trout of Great Britain, is of the family Salmonidae. It has been introduced to many other areas of the world and is recognized by the light-ringed black spots on the brown body. It is widely transplanted because it can thrive in warmer waters than most trout. Average individuals grow to about 9 kilograms (20 pounds); however, some specimens can weigh as much as 24 kilograms (53 pounds). Ocean-going individuals, called sea trout, are larger than freshwater forms and provide good sport, as do those that enter large lakes.

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