The European perch (Perca fluviatilis), also known as the common perch, redfin perch, big-scaled redfin, English perch, Eurasian perch, Eurasian river perch, Hatch or in Anglophone parts of Europe, simply the perch, is a type of fish. It belongs in genus Perch and lives in Europe and Siberia. It is typically less than 25 cm long. It has greenish basic colour with 5-9 black bands, and red fins.
European perch eats small animals in the water, such as insects, worms and small fish. It is most hungry early in the morning and late in the evening.
European perch tastes good and fishermen like to catch it.
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- Perca fluviatilis Linnaeus, 1758 Fish Base