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Zander Sander lucioperca
2014-01-08 17:45:35

The Zander is found in the fresh and brackish (salt and fresh water mix) waters of Europe and Asia. This fish is closely related to the perch but often mistaken for pike therefore they have been given the label of pike-perch. It was introduced to the British waterways in the 20th century and spread rapidly. It can be harmful to other wildlife making it a predatory fish. The Zander fish is a...

Colorado Squawfish Ptychocheilus lucius
2013-01-12 06:47:45

Formally known as the Colorado squawfish, this freshwater species is now called the Colorado pikeminnow. This fish was native to Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, as well as portions of Mexico, but with the natural habitat changed by the damming of rivers and streams, this fish is now restricted to the Colorado Basin. Limited numbers of the Colorado squawfish...

Muskellunge
2007-06-24 17:45:09

The Muskellunge or Muskie or Musky (Esox masquinongy) are large, relatively rare freshwater fish of North America. They are the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae. The name muskellunge comes from the Ojibwe word maashkinoozhe, meaning "ugly pike," by way of French masque allongé (modified from the Ojibwe word by folk etymology), "long mask." Overview Muskellunge are found in...

Northern pike
2007-06-24 17:40:07

The Northern pike, Esox lucius, is a carnivorous fish of brackish and freshwaters of the northern hemisphere. It is also known by the somewhat misleading folk-name, "water wolf". Geographic distribution E. lucius is found throughout the northern hemisphere, including Russia, Europe, the British Isles, and North America. Within North America, there are Northern pike populations in...

Northern Pike
2005-06-09 13:06:35

The Northern Pike (Esox lucius) is a carnivorous fish found in brackish and freshwaters throughout the northern hemisphere. It eats mainly fish, but water voles and ducklings are also known to fall prey to pikes. Moreover, it is a cannibal. This trait serves in maintaining a stability in the pike population. Young pike have been photographed eating pike of a similar size. Pike grow to a...

Muskellunge
2005-06-02 11:55:51

Muskellunge, or muskie (Esox masquinongy), is a large, relatively rare freshwater fish of North America. They are the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae and their native range includes the St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basins. The name muskellunge is thought to be a corruption of the Ojibwa words maskinonge meaning "ugly fish" and lunge meaning...

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'