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Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Genus: Sander
S. vitreus
Binomial name
Sander vitreus
(Mitchill, 1818)

Walleye (Sander vitreus) is a freshwater perciform fish native to most of Canada and to the northern United States.

It is a North American close relative of the European pikeperch.

The walleye is sometimes also called the yellow walleye to distinguish it from the blue walleye, which is an extinct subspecies formerly found in the southern Great Lakes.

References[change | change source]

  • "Sander vitreus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 19 March 2006.
  • Boyd Huppert (December 7, 2004). "Walleye or Zander? What are you really eating?" KARE.
  • FishBase information on Walleye
  1. NatureServe (2015). "Sander vitreus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 4.1 (4.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved February 25, 2016.

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