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The brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family Salmonidae. It is native to Eastern North America in the United States and Canada, but has also been artificially introduced elsewhere in North America and to other continents. In parts of its range, it is also known as the eastern brook trout, speckled trout, brook charr, squaretail, or mud trout, among others.<ref>Common names of Salvelinus fontinalis FishBase, retrieved 22 May 2015</ref> A potamodromous population in Lake Superior is known as coaster trout or, simply, as coasters. The brook trout is the state fish of nine states: Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.


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Intro  Systematics and taxonomy  Description  Range and habitat  Ecology and reproduction  Angling  Artificial propagation and aquaculture  Conservation status  References  Further reading  

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The brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family Salmonidae. It is native to Eastern North America in the United States and Canada, but has also been artificially introduced elsewhere in North America and to other continents. In parts of its range, it is also known as the eastern brook trout, speckled trout, brook charr, squaretail, or mud trout, among others.<ref>Common names of Salvelinus fontinalis FishBase, retrieved 22 May 2015</ref> A potamodromous population in Lake Superior is known as coaster trout or, simply, as coasters. The brook trout is the state fish of nine states: Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.


Brook trout sections
Intro  Systematics and taxonomy  Description  Range and habitat  Ecology and reproduction  Angling  Artificial propagation and aquaculture  Conservation status  References  Further reading  

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