Perch Virtual Dissection Lab
Richie Scroggins 3/9/14 Mrs.Vu-PAP Bio-1
Perch have specialized teeth called palatines used to eat small fish like minnows, they can also filter out zooplankton with their gill rakers, which are small filters in the gills. Perch are avery common fish that can be found in all sorts of different waters, including fertile water, eutrophic water (nutrient rich), and even turbid water (suspended solids).
Many birds feed on on small fish including the perch. For example eagles and hawks both eat perch.
The life cycle of a perch is like most any other fish, however it can vary depending on the time of year.
The prey of the perch include many small fish like shrimp or cray fish. However, as juveniles they can't eat these larger fish so they eat smaller things like zooplankton.