Species of the Week: The Yellow Perch

Photo by Mark Read

Our featured #SpeciesOfTheWeek is the Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens), which is in the same family (Percidae) as the Walleye and Sauger. It is a wide-ranging species that is found throughout the northern hemisphere. In Ontario, they are commonly found in cool waters with a medium amount of vegetation, preferring clear waters and waterbodies with bottoms consisting of sand, mud or gravel. Yellow Perch spawn in the spring and mature towards the winter and are known to live for as long as 10 years. Yellow Perch can grow up to a maximum weight of 1.5 kg.  This Yellow Perch was caught in our very own Loon Lake.

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