Sander canadensis (Griffith & Smith, 1834)
Sauger
photo by Lyons, J.

Family:  Percidae (Perches), subfamily: Luciopercinae
Max. size:  76 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,960.0 g; max. reported age: 18 years
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 5 m
Distribution:  North America: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and Mississippi River basins from Quebec to Alberta in Canada, and south to northern Alabama and Louisiana in the USA. Introduced into Atlantic, Gulf and southern Mississippi River drainages.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits sand and gravel runs, sandy and muddy pools and backwaters of small to large rivers (Ref. 86798). Less frequent in lake and impoundments (Ref. 86798). Larvae feed on cladocerans, copepods, and midge larvae, while juveniles consume fishes (Ref. 10294). Spawn between March and June (Ref. 10999) in pairs or small aggregations (Ref. 11003).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.06.18
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.06.94

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