Sander (genus)
Sander is a genus of fish in the Percidae
The Percidae are a family of perciform fish found in fresh and brackish waters of the Northern Hemisphere. The family contains about 200 species in ten genera...

 (Perch) family. They are also known as "pike-perch" because of their resemblance to fish in the unrelated Esocidae (Pike) family.

Local names of fish was basis for many geographical names, like river Suda in Russia or Saunags
Saunags is a populated place in Kolka parish, Dundaga municipality, Latvia, located 11 km from the Cape Kolka, within the borders of Slītere National Park. It is one of the oldest of the twelve Livonian villages on the Līvõd rānda - the Livonian Coast...

 village on the Baltic coast.

The genus includes the following five species:
  • Walleye
    Walleye is a freshwater perciform fish native to most of Canada and to the northern United States. It is a North American close relative of the European pikeperch...

    , Sander vitreus
  • Zander
    Zander is a species of fish. The scientific name is Sander lucioperca , and it is closely allied to perch. Zander are often called pike-perch as they resemble the pike with their elongated body and head, and the perch with their spiny dorsal fin. Zander are not, as is commonly believed, a pike and...

    , Sander lucioperca
  • Sauger
    The sauger is a freshwater perciform fish of the family Percidae which resembles its close relative the walleye. They are members of the largest vertebrate order, Perciforms. They are the most migratory percid species in North America. Saugers obtain two dorsal fins, the first is spiny and the...

    , Sander canadensis
  • Estuarine perch, Sander marinus
  • Volga pikeperch, Sander volgensis

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