|Northern pike (E. lucius)|
G. Cuvier, 1817
Pikes are a genus of fish. Pikes are carnivores. They live in freshwater lakes and rivers. Pikes can be found on the northern hemisphere. Pikes can live up to 30 years of age. The biggest recorded pikes were 1.83 metres (6 ft 0 in) long, and up to 35 kilograms (77 lb) in weight. All pike over 5 kilograms (11 lb) in body weight are females. They have the elongated, torpedo-like form of predatory fishes, with sharply-pointed heads and sharp teeth.