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Salmon and Sea Trout Identification

Do you know the difference between a Salmon and Sea Trout ?
If not then the diagram below should help you spot the differences between the Salmon and the Sea Trout

The difference between Salmon and Seatrout

The Atlantic Salmon - Salmo Salar (Top) The Sea Trout - Salmo Trutta (Below)
1. The Salmon's eye extends no further than the mouth 1a. The Sea Trout's eye extends further than the mouth
2. There are few markings below the fishes lateral line 2a. Larger number of markings below the lateral line
3. The tail of a Salmon is concave (Forked) 3a. The tail of the Sea Trout will be square, even convex
4. The Salmon has a narrow tail base with a noticeable wrist 4a. The tail base is wide, with no noticeable wrist


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