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MBSS Fish Information
Esox americanus

The Redfin pickerel is a member of the Pike family (Esocidae). This member of the pike family is able to survive in small streams and ditches with extremely low dissolved oxygen.

The map below shows presence (green circles) of this species in the 1995-2019 MBSS dataset.
Illustration by Dave Neely

Distribution of Redfin pickerel in Maryland (MBSS data):

The MBSS has collected the following fishes in the family Esocidae:

Common Name Genus & species
Chain pickerel Esox niger
Redfin pickerel Esox americanus