Specimen Information

Esox masquinongy
Esox masquinongy
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1522543
Common NameMuskellunge
CountyKenai Peninsula
LocalityUnnamed lake south of Soldotna, sometimes referred to as G Lake [on the Kenai Peninsula, AK]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Kenai Peninsula
HUC8 Number19020302
HUC10 NameBishop Creek-Frontal Cook Inlet
HUC10 Number1902030219
HUC12 NameEcho Lake-Frontal Cook Inlet
HUC12 Number190203021907


Collection Day12
Collection Month10
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked illegally
Reference 1
Ref. Number:32223
Author:Western Regional Panel Members
Title:Member Update Reports for the Western Regional Panel Meeting
Publisher:Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Western Regional Panel
CommentsThe first Esox masquinongy was detected 9/1/18, and the last one collected on Oct. 12, 2018 perished as a result of a rotenone treatment of the lake to eradicate northern pike. They are now eradicated. Due to the age range in the animals found, the population was thought to be reproducing and established before eradication.
Record TypePersonal communication


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