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Fish Species Description

Brook trout

Salvelinus fontinalis

(Mitchill, 1814)

brook trout Species Photo


Order: Salmoniformes
Family: Salmonidae
Alternate Names: brookie, char, speckled trout, speks, squaretail, whitefin, speckled trout, mountain trout



brook trout Region Map


Hatchery strains of brook trout have been widely stocked in Georgia. However, we consider the southern strain of brook trout to be native to Georgia. Records represent all known occurrences and may not reflect current species distribution.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tennessee, Coosa, Chattahoochee, and Savannah River basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

Species Conservation Map: Exit icon

DNR Species Conservation Status Map

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