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Arctic Char

Traits: Medium-sized fish with an adipose fin, small scales, large pink to red spots on sides and back; animal (invertebrate)

Habitat: Lakes; spawns in gravel of lake margins or shallow, quiet stream pools.

Foods: Insects, young fish, crustaceans, mollusks

Eaten by: Other fishes, diving birds, humans

Do You Know? Adults feed on salmon smolts migrating to the sea. Arctic char eggs and young are adapted to survive.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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