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Fish Species Description

Muskellunge

Esox masquinongy

Mitchill, 1824

muskellunge Species Photo

Classification

Order: Esociformes
Family: Esocidae
Alternate Names: muskie, musky

Status: State Introduced


Freshwater

muskellunge Region Map

Notes:

Muskellunge were introduced into Lake Blue Ridge, but lack of recent records suggests that they no longer occur there.


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tennessee River basin.



Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:


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