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Sander canadensis (Sauger; Sand pike; Sand pickerel; Pike perch)

Synonyms: Lucioperca canadense; Lucioperca canadensis; Stizostedion canadense
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Adult Length [1]  28 inches (71 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Litho-pelagophils
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Gestation [2]  20 days
Litter Size [1]  100,000
Maximum Longevity [1]  18 years
Adult Weight [2]  4.409 lbs (2.00 kg)
Diet [3]  Carnivore
Female Maturity [1]  2 years
Male Maturity [2]  2 years


Protected Areas

Prey / Diet


Sander canadensis (Sauger)[4]


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium du Quebec
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Nat'l Mississippi River Museum & Aquar
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Range Map


America, North - Inland waters; Canada; Great Lakes; Mississippi; Missouri; Nearctic; Nelson-Saskatchewan; 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.; St. Lawrence; USA (contiguous states);

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER