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The speckled trout, North Carolina's only native mountain trout, is now recognized by scientists as the Southern Appalachian strain of brook trout. The current distribution of this trout is greatly reduced from the period of the state's early settlers. Because of this, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has started a project to locate and identify all the speckled brook trout that remain in the state. DNA testing helps scientists differentiate between the native speckled trout and non-natives.
Wildlife in North Carolina (NoCar SK 431 W54x), Vol. 68 Issue 7, July 2004, p4-7, il, map