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Wild About Illinois Fishes!

Family Esocidae - Pike Family

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Esociformes
Family: Esocidae - Pikes are distinguished by their green body, yellow eye, duckbill-like snout, cycloid scales, forked caudal fin and dorsal and anal fins located far back on the body. Pikes are large, predatory fishes.