- Distinguishing characteristics: The speckled trout has a long and sleek body. It has a squared tail fin with a deep notch in its dorsal fin. It also has lots of black spots.
In the Wild
- Habitat: It lives in brackish water in shallow areas.
- Diet: Eats small fish and shrimp.
- Predators: Other large fish eat it as well as birds such as osprey.
- Size: 14-20 inches is how big the speckled trout gets in the wild.
- Breeding: They spawn in salty water at night from late May through July.
- Life Span: It can live 15 to 18 years old.
In the Aquatics Lab
- Quantity: We no longer have any speckled trout in the lab.
- Virginia Regulations: They have to be at least 14 inches and you are only allowed 10.
- Commercial Uses: Yes there is commercial uses for catching speckled trout.