Iowa DNR
BioNet
River & Stream Biological Monitoring
Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Surveys
Physical Habitat Assessments

Yellow Perch Perca flavescens

Family
Percidae (Perches)
Tolerance
Intermediate
Trophic Class
Insectivore
Is Exotic to Iowa?
False
Is Lithophilous Spawner?
False
Is Hybrid?
False
State Listing Status
Not Listed
Assessment Program Statistics

This species was found at 32 bioassessment sites, 2 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 16 fisheries assessment sites, and 1 fisheries presence-only assessment site. In total, it was collected at 51 distinct sites, or 4.1% of the 1236 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 63rd most commonly collected species.

The Yellow Perch was collected in 41 bioassessment sampling sessions and 31 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 2 rapid bioassessment sessions and 2 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 272 individual Yellow Perch specimens, ranking it the #79 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map