Aneil Marathi PRE-AP BIOLOGY MARCH 13, 2014- GUZMAN
Perch have developed many different adaptations over millions of year. Some of these include gills and specialized fins to control precise movements in the water. Swim bladders aid in perch's ability to float.
Perch live in lakes, rivers, and other aquatic environments in North America. Perch are native to the Atlantic, Great Lakes-St Lawrence River, and Mississippi River basins to name a few.
Perch are tertiary consumers, preying on zooplankton, crustaceans, insects, and fish eggs. Quite a few animals prey on perch such as larger fish, birds, and frogs.
Perch serve as game fish and serve a key role in inhibiting the spread of insects by eating insect eggs and the insects themselves.
Internal and External Anatomy
The largest perch ever caught was 4lb 3oz.
Perch are one of the most populous fish in the world!!