Also known as the federation pike or federation pickerel.
Chain pickerel typically grow to about 24" in length with a weight of 3-5 pounds. The U.S. record is over nine pounds. Its range is along the eastern seaboard from southern Canada to Florida and west to Texas.
The chain pickerel feeds primarily on small fish which it ambushes from cover with rapid lunges and secures with its sharp teeth.
"Esox niger (http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Esox&speciesname=niger)". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. October 2004 version. N.p.: FishBase, 2004.
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