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Salvelinus namaycush (American lake char; American lake trout; Char; Great Lake trout; Grey trout; Lake trout; Namaycush; Togue; Touladi; Taque; Siscowet; Salmon trout; Mountain trout; Masamacush; Mackinaw trout; Landlocked salmon; Laker; Lake charr; Great Lakes trout; Great Lakes char; Omble)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is a freshwater char living mainly in lakes in northern North America. Other names for it include mackinaw, lake char (or charr), touladi, togue, and grey trout. In Lake Superior, it can also be variously known as siscowet, paperbelly and lean. The lake trout is prized both as a game fish and as a food fish.
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Adult Length [2]  4.1 feet (125 cm)
Brood Dispersal [2]  Hidden
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Lithophils (rock-gravel)
Brood Guarder [2]  No
Litter Size [2]  11,500
Maximum Longevity [2]  50 years
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams
Adult Weight [3]  39.65 lbs (17.985 kg)
Diet [1]  Carnivore
Female Maturity [2]  13 years 6 months
Male Maturity [3]  13 years


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Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0