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Lake Trout 

Traits: Fish with deeply forked tail, adipose fin, and irregular shaped spots on a silver to dark gray background; animal (vertebrate).

Habitat: Throughout northern North America in cold lakes at high altitudes

Foods: Varies with age; young eat adult and larval insects (including midges, craneflies).  Adults eat fish (sticklebacks and whitefish).

Eaten by: Other fish, terns, grebes, loons, humans

Do You Know? Lake trout are seven or eight years old when they first spawn in Alaska. Thereafter they spawn every other year.

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

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