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Gädda

Fiskar och kräldjurPosted by Gunvor 2011-04-12 12:37:48

Gädda is 'pike'. Both names seem to relate to its sharp teeth.

The Latin name is - Esox lucius - Esox, as far as I can understand meaning just 'pike', and lucius has to do with its shining bright appearance.

When the ice still covers parts of the oh-so-cold lakes gäddorna (en gädda, gäddan, gäddor, gäddorna) are caught by net while spawning.