White Perch

White Perch

Morone americana





  • Distinguishing characteristics:  White perch have 7 to 11 dorsal spines and they have a silvery color that can often look green or blue


In the Wild

  • Habitat:  White perch are capable of living in freshwater or ocean salinity but are usually found in areas under 18 ppt.  They can often be found near channels.
  • Diet:  Adult white perch feed on crabs, fish eggs, shrimp and small fish.
  • Predators:  Bluefish, grey trout and striped bass.
  • Size:  There maximum size is about 1.5 feet but typically grow to 7-10 inches.
  • Life Span:  Up to 17 years.



In the Aquatics Lab

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Other information

  • Virginia Regulations:  None.
  • Commercial Uses:  There is a commercial fishery for white perch in Maryland.

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