PAP Bio Goes Fishing
Something smells fishy...
Perch are sought-after by fishermen both for sport and for food. They can be caught with a variety of methods, but the two best methods are perhaps float fishing and lure fishing. Perch grow to around 5 lb or more, but the most common fish to be caught are around 1 lb or less, and anything over 2 lb is considered a prize catch.
Bet You Didn't Know...
~Females lay egg strands, with up to 40,000 eggs. A little after the female laid her eggs, the males will go and fertilize them. Three weeks after they are fertilized they will hatch. Adult perch's do not care for their eggs or young.
~The most common perch, the Yellow Perch, evolved from the Nile Perch.
~The perch is often eaten by fisherman.
~True perch have "rough" or ctenoid scales
~They have paired pectoral and pelvic fins, and two dorsal fins, the first one spiny and the second soft