Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy)

Also known as Allegheny River Pike, Barred Muskie, Great Pike, Lunge, Mascalonge, Muskie, Ohio Muskie, Tiger, Tiger Musky, White Pickerel, White Pike, Wisconsin Muskie

Description

Also known as Allegheny River Pike, Barred Muskie, Great Pike, Lunge, Mascalonge, Muskie, Ohio Muskie, Tiger, Tiger Musky, White Pickerel, White Pike, Wisconsin Muskie.


Found singly or in schools lurking around rocky outcrops and weedy edges waiting for their prey over clearwater vegetated creeks, freshwater lakes, pools and rivers.
They feed on ducklings, fish, muskrats and snakes biting their heads off first and then swallowing the rest of their prey.
Length - 180cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread North America

These fish are sometimes cannibalistic as they tend to be the only species present in a given body of water. They may also be heavily infested with parasites. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/2711

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