One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A predatory pike-like freshwater fish of the perch family, especially the zander.
Genus Stizostedion, family Percidae: five species, including the sauger and the walleye
- ‘Zander are often called pikeperch as they resemble the pike with their elongated body and head, and the perch with their spiny dorsal fin.’
- ‘Pärnu Bay is the most important fishing ground in Estonian coastal fisheries where until recently, pikeperch was, after the Baltic herring, the second most important commercial fish.’
- ‘Pikeperch (Sander lucioperca L.) aquaculture in Finland mainly involves semi-intensive pond culture of one-summer-old juveniles for stocking purposes.’
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