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Family: Esocidae Pikes

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7 species
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North America
Max. Length 39.4 cm FL
Esox americanus Gmelin, 1789

Photo by Photo by Lyons, J.
Esox americanus
[Redfin pickerel]
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Max. Length 41.6 cm SL

Esox aquitanicus
[Aquitanian pike]

Max. Length 103 cm TL
Esox cisalpinus Bianco & Delmastro, 2011

Photo by Photo by Bianco, P.G.
Esox cisalpinus

Circumpolar in fresh wate
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Esox lucius Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Zienert, S.
Esox lucius
[Northern pike]

North America
Max. Length 183 cm TL
Esox masquinongy Mitchill, 1824

Photo by Photo by Divino, J.N.
Esox masquinongy

North America
Max. Length 99 cm TL
Esox niger Lesueur, 1818

Photo by Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
Esox niger
[Chain pickerel]

Max. Length 115 cm TL
Esox reichertii Dybowski, 1869

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
Esox reichertii
[Amur pike]


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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Esox americanus Redfin pickerel North America 39.4 FL 1789
Esox aquitanicus Aquitanian pike Europe 41.6 SL 2014
Esox cisalpinus Europe 103 TL 2011
Esox lucius Northern pike Circumpolar in fresh wate 150 TL 1758
Esox masquinongy Muskellunge North America 183 TL 1824
Esox niger Chain pickerel North America 99 TL 1818
Esox reichertii Amur pike Asia 115 TL 1869

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