Definitions

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  • n. The squawfish.

Etymologies

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pike +‎ minnow

Examples

  • The pikeminnow is a highly predatory fish that feeds on juvenile salmon and steelhead.

    The Seattle Times

  • When I posed the question of the species of the fish on the old CZ list in 1999 (actually, I see that Matt Bille had previously queried on the subject there), Jack "Rabbit" noted that it was probably the Colorado squawfish, Ptychocheilus lucius (now called the Colorado pikeminnow).

    The "Giant Prehistoric Minnow"

  • But you make a great point about the pikeminnow, I dont really know what to think about that.

    It's a Cutthroat World Out There...

  • Exploring waters redolent of manure and marked by signs warning of mercury contamination, he caught pikeminnow, carp and bass -- species that traditionalists look down on as "coarse" fish.

    On Fly Casting's Urban Frontier, the Fish Are Big, the Water's Dirty

  • The limitation on maximum size is attributed to their coevolution in the upper Columbia River basin with the predatory bull trout and the large northern pikeminnow.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Its coevolution in the upper Columbia River basin with another salmonid predator, the bull trout, and a large species of minnow, the northern pikeminnow, likely influenced its feeding habits in the course of evolutionary programming.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Alvord chub, Gila alvordensis tui chub, Gila bicolor humpback chub, Gila cypha bonytail, Gila elegans roundtail chub, Gila robusta northern pikeminnow, Ptychocheilus oregonensis longnose dace, Rhinichthys cataractae speckled dace, Rhinichthys osculus redside shiner, Richardsonius balteatus

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Northern pikeminnow, a large member of the minnow family, are known to eat millions of young salmon and steelhead, and other fish like bass, walleye and shad in the Columbia and Snake rivers each year.

    The Seattle Times

  • The more northern pikeminnow an angler catches, the more the fish are worth.

    The Seattle Times

  • Columbia River northern pikeminnow catch reward by the numbers

    The Seattle Times

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  • I thought this flashed by yesterday. Must have been in a compound.

    September 2, 2008