silver perch

 

SILVER PERCH



Detailed Information on the Silver Perch
silver perch
Appearance:
Color silvery with yellowish fins.
No spots.
No chin barbels.
No prominent canine teeth at tip of upper jaw.
Preopercle finely serrated.
5 to 6 chin pores.
Mouth terminal.

Habitat:
Silver perch are found inshore in seagrass beds, tidal creeks and rivers, and marshes.

Behavior:
Spawning takes place in shallow, saline portions of bays and other inshore areas, peaking between May and September. Silver perch mature by second or third year ( by 6 inches ). Adults eat crustaceans and small fishes. They may live to 6 years.

State of Florida Record:
Not Eligible

Additional Information:
Silver perch are similar in appearance to the sand seatrout, Cynoscion arenarius. Seatrout usually have 1 or 2 prominent canine teeth at tip of upper jaw and do not have chin pores.

Useful Links

Florida Saltwater Fishing RegulationsSafe Handling of Self Caught Seafood
Fish RecipesNutritional Value of Mackerel

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