Perca flavescens

Scientific name Perca flavescens
Descriptor Mitchill
Year of description 1814
IUCN category LC
Family Percidae
Genus Perca
Perca flavescens Perca flavescens

Introduction

Perca flavescens is a fresh water fish from the North America.

Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year
  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    50 cm
  • Longevity
    20 year

How to recognize Perca flavescens ?

Perca flavescens measures between 20 and 50 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Perca flavescens hunts in the stalk and is one of the predators of its biotope. Opportunistic, it does not hesitate to attack any smaller animal nearby.

Perca flavescens is a fish living in small groups naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although Perca flavescens is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Migratory species
    No

Perca flavescens is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    4 - 31 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    7 - 7.5
  • gh (hardness)
    8 - 12
  • Flow
    Medium and Slow

Biotope presentation

This species lives near large roots, in which it can find refuge in case of danger. This type of habitat is often found not far from the banks.

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Anne-Cécile Monnier

Anne-Cécile Monnier

Benoit Chartrer

Benoit Chartrer

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