Esox americanus


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Related to Esox americanus: Esox niger, Esocidae, Grass Pickerel
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Noun1.Esox americanus - small but gamy pickerel of Atlantic coastal states
pickerel - any of several North American species of small pike
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Elopidae 180 XXVI(2) smithi Esox affinis* Esox niger Esocidae 198 XXVII(1) Esox ravenelii* Esox americanus Esocidae 201 XXVII(2) Trachinotus Trachinotus goodei Carangidae 192 XXVIII(1) glaucus* Huenudon ?Haemdon striatum Haemulidae 195 XXVIII(2) quadrilineatum* Not in text Alosa mediocris Clupeidae XXIX(1) Not in text AIosa sapidissima Clupeidae XXX(2) Not in text Brevoortia lyrannus Clupeidae XXX(1) Not in text Dorosoma cepedianum Clupeidae XXX(2) *Plate number in text does not agree with number on plate.
IDNR Scientific name 1970-1976 Esocidae, pickerel & pikes Esox americanus, Grass pickerel E.
Species n [P.sub.i] [P.sub.e] Ameiurus natalis 3 0.61 0.33 Aphredoderus sayanus 10 0.46 0.25 Campostoma anomalum 10 0.56 0.73 Erimyzon oblongus 3 0.33 0.00 Esox americanus 3 0.44 0.66 Etheostoma artesiae 4 0.08 0.75 Etheostoma collettei 5 0.40 1.00 Etheostoma nigrum 2 0.50 1.00 Fundulus olivaceus 10 0.76 0.75 Hypentelium nigricans 1 0.00 1.00 Labidesthes sicculus 2 0.50 0.75 Lepomis cyanellus 13 0.66 0.36 Lepomis macrochirus 3 0.00 0.43 Lepomis megalotis 11 0.57 0.45 Lythrurus umbratilis 5 0.25 0.57 Micropterus spp.
Esox americanus.--The grass pickerel is abundant in eastern United States.
Killbuck Creek is now characterized by populations of bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) and grass pickerel (Esox americanus vermiculatus) and Pipe Creek is now characterized by steelcolor shiner (Cyprinella whipplei), rock bass (Ambloplites rupestris), bluegill, and white suckers (Catostomus commersonii).
Grass pickerel Esox americanus vermiculatus (Crossman, 1966) is the smallest member of the family Esocidae which includes muskellunge Esox masquinongy, northern pike Esox lucius, chain pickerel Esox niger and redfin pickerel Esox americanus americanus (Crossman, 1966).
Esox americanus. -- The grass pickerel is abundant in eastern United States.
"A single large specimen of this species was taken." Some question is attached to this identification, since at that time Esox niger and Esox americanus were not adequately distinguished.