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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Esociformes
Family: Esocidae
G. Cuvier, 1817

Esocidae is a family of fish in the order Esociformes, which contains pike, pickerel, and mudminnows.

Studies[change | change source]

While the family only contained the genus Esox, recent studies have recovered Novumbra and Dallia as members of the family Esocidae, being closer related to Esox than Umbra. Fossil specimens from the Mesozoic in North America have been assigned as two additional genera in this family.