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Class: Teleostei
Order: Perciformes/Percoidei
Family: Percidae Perches
Subfamily: Luciopercinae
Genus: Sander

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Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Sander canadensis (Griffith & Smith, 1834)

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Sander canadensis

Photo by Zienert, S.

Europe and Asia
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Sander lucioperca (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Sander lucioperca

Photo by Abbasi, K.


Sander marinus (Cuvier, 1828)

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Sander marinus
[Estuarine perch]

Photo by Scarola, J.F.

North America
Max. Length 107 cm FL
Sander vitreus (Mitchill, 1818)

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Sander vitreus

Photo by Specziár, A.

Max. Length 40 cm SL
Sander volgensis (Gmelin, 1789)

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Sander volgensis
[Volga pikeperch]
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sander canadensis Sauger North America 76 TL 1834
Sander lucioperca Pike-perch Europe and Asia 100 SL 1758
Sander marinus Estuarine perch Eurasia 1828
Sander vitreus Walleye North America 107 FL 1818
Sander volgensis Volga pikeperch Europe 40 SL 1789

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