Clemmons and Newman, 1997



Citation


Clemmons, M. and Newman, J.T. (1997) Wildlife profiles: Muskellunge Esox maquinongy.
Division of Conservation Education, N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

Associated characteristics


Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Parental care Receive no parental care No care
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Spawning site preparation Eggs are scattered No category
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Spawning temperature When water temperature warm to 50 degrees Farhenheit and remain that warm for several days 50.0 °C
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Spawning water type Shallow pools close to moving water No category
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Spawning depth Shallow No data
Esox masquinongy Egg Incubation time Eggs hatch in 2 to 3 weeks 2.0 days
Esox masquinongy Female Age at sexual maturity Muskellunge are sexually mature between 3 and 5 years of age, and males mature before females 3.0 years
Esox masquinongy Female Absolute fecundity Females willl deposit 200,000 to 300,000 eggs during spawning 200.0 thousand eggs
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Spawning season Spawning occurs early in the spring ['April', 'May', 'June']
Esox masquinongy Larvae Onset of exogeneous feeding By 3 weeks of age the young begin to feed on other fish 3.0 °C * day
Esox masquinongy Female Age at sexual maturity Muskellunge are sexually mature between 3 and 5 years of age, and males mature before females 3.0 year
Esox masquinongy Spawning conditions Parity Muskellunge may live to be 8 to 10 years old No category