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Walleye

species of fish

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

Walleye
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Genus: Sander
Species:
S. vitreus
Binomial name
Sander vitreus
(Mitchill, 1818)
Subspecies

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.

ReferencesEdit

  • "Sander vitreus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 19 March. Check date values in: |date=, |year= / |date= mismatch (help)
  • 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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