Story: Trout and salmon

Sea and river dwellers

Sea and river dwellers

Brown trout can differ markedly in their colours. Those that live in estuaries, and also go out to sea (top), can look very silvery when caught – almost like a salmon. In contrast, those living in rivers (bottom) are more yellow-brown, often with red spots as well as black.

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Carl Walrond, 'Trout and salmon - Brown trout', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008