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 30 bioassessment sites, 2 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 10 fisheries assessment sites, and 0 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 42 distinct sites, or 3.6% of the 1177 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 67th most commonly collected species.

The Yellow Perch was collected in 39 bioassessment sampling sessions and 18 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 2 rapid bioassessment sessions and 0 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 205 individual Yellow Perch specimens, ranking it the #81 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map