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Saltwater Sea Trout (SALMO TRUTTA)

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SEA TROUT, SALTWATER / SALMO TRUTTA
2 4 1.20 2.10 Ostee Rostock Germany 050304 M. Hartmann
4 8 1.43 3.2 Ostee Rostock Germany 020404 M. Hartmann
6 12 12.19 26.14 Koge Sonakke Denmark 110794 A. Riboe
8 16 7.25 16.0 Bornholm Denmark 260386 L. Terkildseni
10 20 3.65 8.1 Ostee Rostock Germany 200204 M. Hartmann
AT AT 12.19 26.14 Koge Sonakke Denmark 110794 A. Riboe
SH SH 7.25 16.0 Bornholm Denmark 260386 L. Terkildsen

The saltwater sea trout (SALMO TRUTTA)

is a migratory form of the familiar brown trout. This is a muscular, rounded fish, with silvery colour and a variable amount of dark blotches on the upper body, which can extend below the lateral line. In general, the sea trout is stouter than the salmon, and broader at the neck of the tail (it is said that when held by the tail, a sea trout will slip through the fingers, while a salmon will hold steady). The "fatty" adipose fin, characteristic of salmonids, is present between the dorsal and caudal fins, and the relatively indistinct lateral line is straight.
The breeding male is darker, with increased spottedness and a distinct upward curvature to the lower law.

Sea trout migrate from the sea into rivers to spawn between July and November; females laying about 10,000 eggs.

saltwater sea trout (SALMO TRUTTA)

Breeding mortality is not high, and after spawning, sea trout return to the sea. The young develop in fresh water, feeding principally on insects until reaching a length of 15-25 cm, when they migrate to the sea. After spending 0.5-5 years in salt water, the sea trout begins yearly breeding migrations back into fresh water.

While at sea, sea trout tend to remain close to the coast, particularly favouring estuaries, or other areas where fresh water enters the sea. The saltwater sea trout is found all round UK coasts.

Small fish and crustaceans form the mainstay of the marine diet of the saltwater sea trout.

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