great northern pike (English), hecht (French), northern pike (English), grand brochet (French), American pike (English), great nothern pickerel (English), Great Lakes pike (English), common pike (English), snake (English), pike (English), pickerel (English), jack (English), jackfish (English), brouchet (French), hauki (Finnish), wolf (English), brouchetta (French), brochet du nord (French), bec de canard (French), brochet (French), poignard (French), lanceron (French), sifflet (French), schnuck (German), grashecht (German), schnock (German), bunthecht (German), heichit (German), hecht (German), schnöck (German), heekt (German), hechten (German), scheckhecht (German), hengste (German), snook (German), lucio (Spanish), luccio (Italian), lúcio (Portuguese), Europäischer hecht (German), brouché (French), höcht (German)
Esox boreus , Agassiz 1850
Esox estor , Lesueur 1818
Esox lucioides , Agassiz & Girard 1850
Esox lucius atrox , Anikin 1902
Esox lucius bergi ,Kaganowsky 1933
Esox reichertii baicalensis , Dybowski 1874
Luccius vorax ,Rafinesque 1810
Lucius lucius , L.
Trematina foveolata , Trautschold 1884
The northern pike, Esox lucius, is a predatory freshwater fish that is an opportunistic feeder. It is common in lakes, basins and rivers in the United States, Canada, central Asia, Siberia and many places in Europe. It is also present in the Aral, Arctic, Baltic, Barents, Black, Caspian, North and White seas and Atlantic basins. E. lucius exhibits genetic differentiation among its worldwide populations.