Esox masquinongy

Esox masquinongy
Muskellunge – Esox masquinongy
Photo Credit: Luke Etchison
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
EsocidaeEsox masquinongyMitchell1824Muskellunge

Esox masquinongy

Unique Characters: Median fins with spots and no black suborbital bar below eye. Scales only on upper halves of the cheek and opercle.

Similar Species:

Chain Pickerel Esox niger. Suborbital bar vertical or slanted forward. Opercle completely scaled.

Esox niger
Chain Pickerel – Esox niger