Aspiolucius esocinus (Kessler, 1874)
Pike asp
Aspiolucius esocinus
photo by Salnikov, V.B.

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Former USSR.
Biology:  Prefers river channels. Rarely found in lakes. Feeds on fish.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 02 March 2020 (A2b) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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