Yellow Perch

Perca flavescens

Yellow perch is often recognized by its dark vertical stripes and gold or yellow body color. Perca is derived from early Greek for 'perch' and flavescens is Latin for 'becoming gold' or 'yellow colored'. Adult sizes typically range from 3.9–11.4 in (10–30 cm); though have been known to grow larger. The yellow perch has a laterally compressed body with an oval, oblong shape.

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