Pair of elevation illustrations of the Muskellunge seen from the side and front

Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) are solitary predators with duckbill-shaped jaws having long, sharp teeth. They inhabit most freshwater lakes and rivers of North America and are the largest in the Esox genus, with sides having dark markings, greenish, brownish or silver color bands, and bellies having gray or brown spots.

Muskellunge are also called muskelung, muscallonge, milliganong, and maskinonge and belong to the family Esocidae. These random spawners have excellent vision and are loved by anglers who catch them for trophies or sportfishing. They favor clean water, quiet pools, a sedentary lifestyle, and only migrate to spawn.

Muskellunge have a total length between 28”-48” (71-122 cm), body height of 3.5”-6.5” (8.9-16.5 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 10-40 lb (4.5-18.1 kg). The typical lifespan of the Muskellunge is 15-30 years.


*Under Development*

3.5”-6.5” | 8.9-16.5 cm
28”-48” | 71-122 cm
10-40 lb | 4.5-18.1 kg
Scientific Name:
Esox masquinongy
15-30 years


Drawings include:

Muskellunge side elevation, front

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Freshwater fish are fish that spend some or all of their live in water with a salinity level lower than .05%. Freshwater fish, due to the segmented nature of ponds, lakes, and rivers, are subject to speciation similar to species on islands.