|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Esocidae||Esox americanus||Gmelin||1789||Redfin Pickerel|
Unique Characters: Most fins with red or reddish color. Suborbital bar usually slanted posteriorly. Snout relatively short and wide. Distance from tip of snout to center of eye equal to the distance from the center of eye to end of opercle. Numerous wavy bars on the sides. Opercle completely scaled.
Chain Pickerel Esox niger. No red color in fins. Suborbital bar vertical or slanted forward. Snout longer and narrower. Distance from tip of snout to center of eye greater than the distance from the center of eye to end of opercle. Chain-like pattern along sides of body.