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Arctic Grayling- they look quite different 'in the flesh'

A school of Atlantic Grayling swims past. Love that large scale-like fin on their backs! Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family and is widespread throughout the Arctic and Pacific drainages in Canada, Alaska, and Siberia, as well as the upper Missouri River drainage in Montana. In the U.S. state of Arizona, an introduced population is found in the Lee Valley and other lakes in the White Mountains. They were also stocked at Toppings Lake by the Teton Range. Arctic grayling grow to a maximum recorded length of 76 cm (30 in) and a maximum recorded weight of 3.8 kg. The various subspecies are omnivorous. Crustaceans, insects and insect larvae, and fish eggs form the most important food items. Juveniles feed on zooplankton and insect larvae. (Toronto, Canada, Nov.2015)

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Taken in November 2015