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

Sauger Sander canadensis

Percidae (Perches)
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 15 bioassessment sites, 0 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 8 fisheries assessment sites, and 1 fisheries presence-only assessment site. In total, it was collected at 24 distinct sites, or 1.9% of the 1236 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 77th most commonly collected species.

The Sauger was collected in 18 bioassessment sampling sessions and 8 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 0 rapid bioassessment sessions and 1 presence-only session.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 82 individual Sauger specimens, ranking it the #92 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map