Pike

Pike, recognizable by its elongated body and a large mouth with strong teeth; it resembles a rocket (front part of their body is pointed and fins are shifted towards the rear for better acceleration).

Pike

Foto: Georg Mittenecker (Privataufnahme Georg Mittenecker, Canon EOS 40D) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

It can grow up to two meters and weigh more than 15 kg. It is not a particularly good swimmer, therefore it attacks from ambush, and it achieves acceleration using the powerful tail fin. Its head has a characteristic shape of a goose beak, with a large mouth containing about 700 teeth! Pikes have sharp vision and will eat, or at least try to catch everything smaller than its size that gets in the way.