Perch Virtual Dissection
Young Yellow Perch eat mostly algae and plankton. As they get older, they will begin eating aquatic insects.Larger Yellow Perch eat small fish, insects, crayfish, snails, mussels, leeches, fish eggs, and worms. Sometimes they eat other Yellow Perch. Young Yellow Perch hatch from their eggs about three weeks after they were laid. They usually stick to shallow water around vegetation until they are bigger.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Suborder: Percoidei Family: Percidae Genus:
Perca Species: flavescens
The circulatory system of a perch contains a heart that has one atrium and one ventricle. Deoxygenated blood is pumped through the heart to the gills. It is then oxygenated and sent back through the body of the fish. This makes up one single circuit of the blood flow: Blood pumped then Oxygenated then distributed throughout the bodythen returns to heart. Blood pumped from the heart in this type of circulation is purely deoxygenated.
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