Iowa DNR
River & Stream Biological Monitoring
Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Surveys
Physical Habitat Assessments

Muskellunge Esox masquinongy

Esocidae (Pikes)
Trophic Class
Top Carnivore
Is Exotic to Iowa?
Is Lithophilous Spawner?
Is Hybrid?
State Listing Status
Not Listed
Assessment Program Statistics

This species was found at 0 bioassessment sites, 0 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 1 fisheries assessment site, and 0 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 1 distinct sites, or 0.1% of the 1238 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 127th most commonly collected species.

The Muskellunge was collected in 0 bioassessment sampling sessions and 1 fisheries assessment session. It was present in 0 rapid bioassessment sessions and 0 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 1 individual Muskellunge specimens, ranking it the #133 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map