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order Perciforms (perch-like) - family Centrarchidae (Sunfish)

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White Crappie Pomoxis annularis

The White Crappie has 6 dorsal spines.

This fish is usually stocked for angling (fishing) but my father-in-law just thought they were pretty.  It is prolific and can over populate small tanks.  It eats small fish, which can reduce the population of other species.

Photos taken in Taylor County, August 2007

(Native of USA, introduced into our pond)

Similar Species

Black Crappie Pomoxis nigromaculatus

The Black Crappie has 7-8 dorsal spines, darker body with black spots.




Largemouth Bass (Green Bass) Micropterus salmoides

This fingerling is a baby bass swimming among Mosquitofish.  They eat tiny fish and insects.

Adult fish are fast.  They flip out of the water to catch top floating prey like Mosquitofish.  We saw one hurl itself out of the water and end up on the bank.  It managed to flip enough to get back into the water.

Adults fish can reach 3 feet long and live 20 years.  They eat any animal smaller then themselves.

Photos taken in Taylor County, June 2006

(Native of USA, introduced into our pond)


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