Sander (genus)

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Walleye painting.jpg
Walleye (Sander vitreus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Subfamily: Luciopercinae
Genus: Sander
Oken, 1817
Type species
Perca lucioperca
Linnaeus, 1758
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Sander (formerly known as Stizostedion) is a genus of fish in the Percidae (perch) family. They are also known as "pike-perch" because of their resemblance to fish in the unrelated Esocidae (pike) family.

Local names for the fish have been the basis for many geographical names, like River Suda in Russia or Saunags village on the Baltic coast.


The genus includes the following 5 species:


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