Esociformes

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Esociformes
Esox lucius1.jpg
This a northern pike
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Esociformes[1][2]

Esociformes are a small order of ray-finned fish (the Actinopterygii). There are two families, the Umbridae (mudminnows) and the Esocidae (pikes).

The Esocidae are named after the pike genus Esox. One highly successful species is Esox lucius or northern pike.[3] The order also has an extinct family, called Palaeoscidae.

The Esociform fishes live in freshwater, in North America and northern Eurasia. The order is very similar to the Salmonidae.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Escociformes in Fish Base".
  2. "Esociformes by the Integrated Eaxonomic Information System".
  3. "Esox lucius (pike)". Invasive Species Compendium. cabi.org/. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  4. "Orden Esociformes-NaturaLista" (in Spanish).