Yellow Perch

Perca flavescens

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The yellow perch (Perca flavescens), commonly referred to as perch, is a freshwater perciform fish native to much of North America. The yellow perch was described in 1814 by Samuel Latham Mitchill from New York. It is closely related, and morphologically similar to the European perch (Perca fluviatilis); and is sometimes considered a subspecies of its European counterpart. Other common names for yellow perch include American perch, coontail, lake perch, raccoon perch,

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  1. (c) Chesapeake Bay Program, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/chesbayprogram/46605270541/
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perca_flavescens

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