|Native range of yellow perch|
The yellow perch (Perca flavescens), commonly referred to as perch, striped perch, American perch, American river perch, or preacher, is a species of fish native to much of North America.
It is closely related, and morphologically similar to the European perch, but this fish is not the type species. The yellow perch or Perca flavescens was caught in May 1865 in Bordentown, New Jersey by Dr. C. Abbot. It is the longest-standing record for a freshwater fish in North America.
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- ↑ NatureServe (2013). "Perca flavescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T202567A18235054. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T202567A18235054.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
- ↑ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). "Perca flavescens" in FishBase. December 2019 version.