Muskellunge

Esox masquinongy

Physical features:
Dark spots or bars on light background. Torpedo shaped body with dorsal fin close to tail. 6-10 pores on the underside of the jaw.

Habitat:
Lurks in vegetated areas of clear lakes, backwaters of rivers and quiet pools.

Diet:
Fish, frogs, ducklings

Fun facts:
“Muskies” are known to be solitary ambush predators. They can reach a significant size of 4 or more feet.