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Logperch Percina caprodes


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Family: Percidae, Perches and Darters view all from this family

Description Percina caprodes, the logperch or common logperch, is a fish species of the family Percidae. Like other logperches, it has the typical vertical barring along the flank and a subterminal mouth.

Like other logperches, they inhabit clear, gravelly streams and lakes, reaching a maximum size of about 18 cm (7 inches) and a maximum age of about 3 years.

Dimensions Up to 7" (18 cm).

Habitat Rivers & streams, Lakes & ponds.

Range Exhibits a rather large geographic distribution and range. P. caprodes occurs naturally as far north as the St. Lawrence River system in Quebec, and as far south as the Rio Grande River system in southern Texas and northern Mexico. Westwards, logperch are most heavily distributed in the Mississippi River drainage system, and their range extends eastward in freshwater habitats all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Currently, however, P. caprodes' range has been artificially extended into California, where it was released into the wild in 1953.