Partying with the Perch

Sam Golden- Perch Disection- 4/6/14- Vu PAP Bio 4th

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Perca flavescens

-The perch is classified in Kingdom Anamalia (animals), Phylum Chordata (backbones), Class Osteichthyes (bony fish), Order Perciformes (ray-finned), Family Percidae (degree of armour around the head), and Genus Perca.

-The term "perch" derived from the Latin"perca" and the Greek "perke" in the 14th century, both referring to a spiny fish.

Objectives

-To explore the environment, life, and role of a perch.

-To analyze the anatomy of a perch.

Perches and Humans

Many people eat Perch, and they are a favorite among fishermen. Most people use worms or minnows to try to catch them. Perch also help people by controlling populations of other fish and aquatic animals.

THE DISSECTION

System at a Glance: Circulatory

The circulatory system of a perch consists of a heart that has one atrium and one ventricle (single circuit). Deoxygenated blood is pumped through the heart to the gills by way of veins and capillaries, where it is then oxygenated and sent back through the body of the fish, creating a cycle.
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