Perch Dissection Lab

Joseph Buks PAPBio 4/8/14

Perca flavescens

The perch is classified under the order Perciformes under the class of Actinopterygii. The perch is a type of bony fish under the kingdom of Animalia in the phylum Chordata and the subphylum of Vertebrata.

Objectives

Students will learn the interior and exterior anatomy of a perch. Students will also learn the function of organs in a perch.

Interesting Facts

  • Perch live in schools sometimes numbering up to 100 fish
  • Perch breed in late Spring
  • Perch lay their eggs in soft vegetation