Specimen Information

Perca flavescens
Perca flavescens
(Yellow Perch)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID850830
GroupFishes
GenusPerca
Speciesflavescens
Common NameYellow Perch
StateMT
CountyPowell
LocalityUpsata Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBlackfoot
HUC8 Number17010203
HUC10 NameMonture Creek
HUC10 Number1701020308
HUC12 NameLower Monture Creek
HUC12 Number170102030804
Map
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Collection Year1985
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwaystocked illegally
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:27494
Author:Vashro, J.
Date:1990
Title:Illegal aliens
Journal:Montana Outdoors
Volume:1990
Issue:July/August
Pages:35-37
Commentslake was rehabbed in the mid 1950s for stunted perch; perch reappeared in the mid 1980s;
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Specimen ImpactThe perch initially grew to 12 or 14 inches and were very popular, but soon stunted out at about five inches. The lake was closed to fishing during 1987 while 1 -year-old fish-eating rainbows were being introduced. That plant was followed by a largemouth bass transplant. However, the $16,000 worth of recovery efforts may be stymied, since unauthorized northern pike showed up in 1988.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/12/2019].

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