Classification / Names
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate)
(Perch-likes) > Percidae
(Perches) > Percinae
Etymology: Perca: Greek, perke = perch, a fish without identificaction (Ref. 45335); flavescens: flavescens meaning yellow (Ref. 1998). More on author: Mitchill.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
; acqua dolce; salmastro benthopelagico; distribuzione batimetrica ? - 56 m (Ref. 11004), usually ? - 9 m (Ref. 1998). Temperate; 0°C - 30°C (Ref. 35682); 65°N - 30°N, 124°W - 59°W (Ref. 86798)
North America: Atlantic, Arctic, Great Lakes, and Mississippi River basins from Nova Scotia to Mackenzie River drainage, Northwest Territories in Canada, and south to Ohio, Illinois and Nebraska in the USA; south in Atlantic drainages to Savannah River in Georgia, USA.
Size / Peso / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9988); common length : 19.1 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 12193); peso massimo pubblicato: 1.9 kg (Ref. 40637); Età massima riportata: 11 anni (Ref. 12193)
Inhabits lakes, ponds, pools of creeks, and rivers. Also found in brackish water and in salt lakes. Most commonly found in clear water near vegetation; tends to shoal near the shore during spring (Ref. 9988, 10294). Feeds on immature insects, larger invertebrates, fishes and fish eggs during the day. Preyed upon by fishes and birds (Ref. 1998). Spawns between February and July in the northern hemisphere and between August and October in the southern hemisphere (Ref. 10999). Neither anterolateral glandular groove nor venom gland is present (Ref. 57406). Marketed fresh or frozen; eaten pan-fried, broiled or baked (Ref. 9988).
Nonobligatory plant spawner.
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 663p. (Ref. 86798)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Pesca: commerciale; Pesce da pesca sportiva: si; Acquario: Acquari pubblici
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00956 - 0.01583), b=3.04 (2.97 - 3.11), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilienza (Ref. 69278
): Medio, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 1.4 - 4.4 anni (K=0.17-0.19; tmax=11).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .