Pennslylvania fishes, 2006



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Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Nycthemeral period of oviposition They spawn at night Night
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Spawning substrate Underwater stumps and logs on a muck bottom Pelagophils
Esox niger Spawning conditions Spawning substrate Over underwater weeds Ambiguous
Esox niger Spawning conditions Spawning site preparation Scattered over underwater weeds No category
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Spawning temperature In high 50 to 60 °F, i.e. 10-15.5°C 12.75 °C
Esox niger Spawning conditions Spawning temperature In the high 40s to low 50s °F 40.0 °C
Esox niger Spawning conditions Spawning period duration Lasts about one week No data
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Spawning depth Shallow water, often just six to 12 inches deep 12.0 m
Esox masquinongy Egg Egg adhesiveness Adhesive Adhesive
Esox masquinongy Egg Incubation time 8-14 11.0 days
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Spawning migration distance Relatively long-distance spawning migrations have been documented No data
Esox niger Spawning conditions Spawning migration distance They don't travel far from their selected home areas, and they tolerate a wide temperature range No data
Esox masquinongy Egg Egg Buoyancy The eggs are released to fall as they will No category
Esox masquinongy Female Absolute fecundity 22-186 for female 25 to 53 inches long 104.0 thousand eggs
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Spawning season Spawn in the spring, after the northern pike ['April', 'May', 'June']
Esox niger Spawning conditions Spawning season Spawn in early spring ['April', 'May', 'June']
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Homing Adults tend to return to the same spawning locations each year Present
Esox masquinongy Larvae Larvae behaviour The fry attach themselves to sunken debris as they absorb their egg sacs Demersal
Esox niger Larvae Larvae behaviour Just-hatched chain pickerel fry attach themselves to plant stems during the absorption of yolk sac Demersal