pickerel

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Related to Grass Pickerel: Esox americanus, redfin pickerel

pickerel:

see pikepike,
common name for the family Esocidae, freshwater game and food fishes of Europe, Asia, and North America. The pike, the muskellunge, and the pickerel form a small but well-known group of long, thin fishes with spineless dorsal fins, large anal fins, and long, narrow jaws
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As a species-at-risk research scientist for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, my role in the project is to research the poorly understood biology of the grass pickerel.
Like other members of the pike family, the grass pickerel likely spawns in early spring in flooded, heavily vegetated areas (ideal habitat created by the very plugged drains agriculturists are required to unblock).
As an ambush predator relying on its eyesight and on the camouflage afforded by its pale green coloration, the grass pickerel requires clear water and cover such as vegetation and log jams.
The results suggest the spotfin shiner and warmouth may be more common now in lakes and the golden shiner, lake chubsucker, yellow bullhead, and grass pickerel less common.
This might also explain my observation of fewer grass pickerel (18) at present in the sample lakes (Figure 2).