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Percopsis omiscomaycus (Trout-perch; Troutperch; Silver chub)

Synonyms: Percopsis guttatus; Percopsis hammondii; Percopsis omisco-maycus; Percopsis pellucida; Salmo omiscomaycus; Salmoperca pellucida
Language: Finnish; French; Mandarin Chinese; Russian; Swedish

Wikipedia Abstract

Percopsis omiscomaycus also known as the trout-perch, the grounder or the sand minnow, is one of two species with in the family Percopsidae. They are a freshwater fish that prefers clear to slightly turbid water. They are most often seen washed up on beaches and are rarely seen alive or correctly identified. They are found in rivers and lakes throughout North America. Its name comes from the Greek root words perc, meaning perch and opsi meaning appearance.
View Wikipedia Record: Percopsis omiscomaycus

Attributes

Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Adult Length [1]  8 inches (20 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Lithophils (gravel-sand)
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Diet [2]  Omnivore
Litter Size [1]  1,825
Maximum Longevity [1]  4 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve 9859505 New York, Vermont, United States  
Isle Royale Biosphere Reserve Ib 571799 Michigan, United States
Jasper National Park II 2776809 Alberta, Canada
La Mauricie National Park II 131706 Quebec, Canada
Nahanni National Park Reserve II 1309627 Northwest Territories, Canada
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
North Temperate Lakes LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   Wisconsin, United States
Prince Albert National Park II 976762 Saskatchewan, Canada
Pukaskwa National Park II 459860 Ontario, Canada
Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve II 762028 Manitoba, Canada
Saint Croix International Historic Site   Maine, United States
Saint Lawrence Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Ukkusiksalik National Park II   Nunavut, Canada
Upper Miss. River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge National Wildlife Refuge VI 25823 Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States
Voyageurs National Park II 177960 Minnesota, United States
Wapusk National Park II 2614324 Manitoba, Canada
Wood Buffalo National Park II 11038545 Alberta, Canada

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus dirus[3]
Bothriocephalus claviceps[3]
Bothriocephalus formosus <Unverified Name>[3]
Centrovarium lobotes <Unverified Name>[3]
Cleidodiscus baldwini <Unverified Name>[3]
Crepidostomum isostomum <Unverified Name>[3]
Crepidostomum percopsisi <Unverified Name>[3]
Diplostomulum scheuringi <Unverified Name>[3]
Diplostomum flexicaudum[3]
Diplostomum spathaceum[3]
Echinorhynchus salmonis[3]
Hysterothylacium brachyurum <Unverified Name>[3]
Ichthyocotylurus erraticus[3]
Ichthyocotylurus platycephalus[3]
Leptorhynchoides thecatus[3]
Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli[3]
Posthodiplostomum minimum[3]
Spinitectus gracilis <Unverified Name>[3]
Tetracotyle diminuta <Unverified Name>[3]
Tetracotyle intermedia <Unverified Name>[3]
Triaenophorus stizostedionis <Unverified Name>[3]
Tylodelphys scheuringi <Unverified Name>[3]
Urocleidus baldwini <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center

Range Map

Link to Map
Alaska (USA); America, North - Inland waters; Canada; Great Lakes; Mackenzie; Mississippi; Missouri; Nearctic; Nelson-Saskatchewan; North America: Atlantic and Arctic basins throughout most of Canada, and south to Potomac River drainage in Virginia, USA; Yukon River drainage in Yukon Territory and Alaska; Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins south to West Virginia, Kentucky, Illi; North America: Atlantic and Arctic basins throughout most of Canada, and south to Potomac River drainage in Virginia, USA; Yukon River drainage in Yukon Territory and Alaska; Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins south to West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, North Dakota and Montana in the USA.; USA (contiguous states); Yukon;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Range map provided by NatureServe. 2010. Digital Distribution Maps of the Freshwater Fishes in the Conterminous United States. Version 3.0. Arlington, VA. U.S.A.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011