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Luciopercinae is a subfamily of ray-finned fish, classified within the family Percidae. It includes the pike-perches and zingels.

Characteristics[change | change source]

The species within the Luciopercinae have a number of morphological characteristics in common. These are the possession weak spines in the anal fin, the lateral line extends as far as the margin of the caudal fin and there are additional lines over and under the main lateral line. They have a cleithrum which doesn't have serrations on the pectoral girdle and they have a vertebrae count of 41–50.

Distribution[change | change source]

They have a Holarctic distribution. The pike-perches of the genus Sander are found in Eurasia and North America and includes such commercially important species as the zander (Sander lucioperca) and the walleye (Sander vitreus). They are largely freshwater species but some can be found in brackish water.

Systematics[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Richard van der Laan; William N. Eschmeyer & Ronald Fricke (2014). "Family-group names of Recent fishes". Zootaxa. 3882 (2): 001–230.
  2. Carol A. Stepien & Amanda Haponski (2015). "Taxonomy, Distribution, and Evolution of the Percidae". In Patrick Kestemont; Konrad Dabrowski & Robert C. Summerfelt (eds.). Biology and Culture of Percid Fishes. Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 3–60. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-7227-3_1. ISBN 978-94-017-7227-3.

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