From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the kind of fish, the weapon with the same name is at Pike (weapon)
Northern pike (E. lucius)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Superorder: Protacanthopterygii
Order: Esociformes
Family: Esocidae
G. Cuvier, 1817
Genus: Esox
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Esox lucius
Linnaeus, 1758

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.