Specimen Information

Perca flavescens
Perca flavescens
(Yellow Perch)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID850904
GroupFishes
GenusPerca
Speciesflavescens
Common NameYellow Perch
StateMT
CountyFergus
LocalityBuffalo Wallow Reservoir
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Musselshell
HUC8 Number10040205
HUC10 NameUpper Crooked Creek
HUC10 Number1004020506
HUC12 NameHay Coulee-Crooked Creek
HUC12 Number100402050605
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
Commentsmid 1980s; this dam was breached 2013 or soon after
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordlocale
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Specimen ImpactThis prairie pond produced outstanding rainbow trout fishing until the mid-1980s, when yellow perch showed up. Stunted yellow perch soon replaced the rainbow trout.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/15/2019].

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