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Louisiana State Freshwater fish

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White perch (public domain image from NOAA on Wikipedia).
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White Perch

The white perch (pomoxis annularis) was designated the official freshwater fish of Louisiana in 1993. Also called sac-au-lait , white crappie, speckled perch, papermouth, goggleeye, silver bass, and bachelor perch, the white perch is a schooling fish in the sunfish family.

Males dig a nest in sand or gravel under 3-10 feet of water and then lure females in to mate. Females lay a few fertilized eggs in several male nests, distributing genes more widely. Their range is patchy throughout the USA and southern Canada, heaviest in the Mississippi river system. Size - typically 1-2 pounds, but can grow to nearly 7 pounds.

Source:
State Symbols: Louisiana Secretary of State
White Crappie (Pomoxis annularis): TPWS
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