There are thirteen species of freshwater trout, including three that are hybrids, and one species of saltwater trout that can be found in North America. The saltwater species is known as speckled trout or spotted seatrout. The others we will break down for you in this article.
Trout and salmon are both a part of the Salmonidae family. They mainly comprise two different genera with trout in the Oncorhynchus genus and salmon in the Salmo genus. Both trout and salmon have species that are freshwater, marine, and diadromous – migratory between salt and freshwater.