Sander canadensis

Sander canadensis
Sauger – Sander canadensis
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Sander canadensis

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
PercidaeSander canadensis(Griffith and Smith)1834Sauger

Unique Characteristics: First (spinous) dorsal fin with no dark spot on the last 1 or 2 interradial membranes; dorsal fin with small black spots. Lower lobe of caudal fin not white tipped. Cheeks usually well and closely scaled.

Similar Species:

Walleye Sander vitreus. First (spinous) dorsal fin with a dark spot on the last 1 or 2 interradial membranes; dorsal fin with no black spots. White-tipped lower lobe of caudal fin. Cheeks sparsely scaled.

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