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Fish Species Description

Yellow perch

Perca flavescens

(Mitchill, 1814)

yellow perch Species Photo

Classification

Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Alternate Names: lake perch, striped perch, raccoon perch, ringed perch

Status:


Freshwater

yellow perch Region Map

Notes:

Yellow perch has been widely stocked. However, there is some evidence that it may be native to the southeast.


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tennessee, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chattahoochee, Flint, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, and Savannah River Basins.



Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:


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