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Sauger

Stizostedion canadense



First Noted by Expedition
June 11, 1805, Missouri River, above the mouth of the Marias River, Chouteau County, Montana.
 

Description
Elongate, almost cylindrical; gray to dull brown, sides brassy to orange with dark markings, often with three to four dark saddles extending to middle of sides, belly whitish. Length: to 28 in (71 cm); 8.8 lbs (4 kg).
 

Habitat
Dingy, turbid waters of large creeks and rivers with moderate to swift current; also lakes and reservoirs.
 

Range
Quebec to Alberta; St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes; Mississippi River drainage south to Tennessee, northern Alabama, and Arkansas.
 

Note
The sauger is an important sport and food fish and is harvested commercially in parts of Canada.

Species information from enature.com
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