Common name: Logperch
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Identification: Becker (1983); Page (1983); Page and Burr (1991); Etnier and Starnes (1993); Jenkins and Burkhead (1994); three subspecies are recognized.
Size: 18 cm.
Native Range: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and Mississippi River basins from eastern Quebec to Saskatchewan and south to Gulf; Atlantic Slope drainages from Hudson River, New York, to Potomac River, Maryland; Gulf Slope drainages from Alabama to Mississippi River, Louisiana. P. c. semifasciata in Canada and northern states; P. c. fulvitaenia in tributaries of Missouri and Arkansas rivers in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma, and in Blue River, Oklahoma; P. c. caprodes throughout rest of range (Page and Burr 1991). The Florida population was described by Thompson (1995) as P. austroperca.
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Percina caprodes are found here.
Table last updated 2/27/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: The introduction in Utah was probably the result of stocking for forage.
Status: Established in Utah (Sigler and Sigler 1996), and West Virginia.
Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.
Revision Date: 6/27/2019
Peer Review Date: 4/20/2006
Fuller, P., 2023, Percina caprodes (Rafinesque, 1818): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=821, Revision Date: 6/27/2019, Peer Review Date: 4/20/2006, Access Date: 3/25/2023
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