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

Northern Logperch Percina caprodes

Percidae (Perches)
Trophic Class
Benthic Invertivore
Is Exotic to Iowa?
Is Lithophilous Spawner?
Is Hybrid?
State Listing Status
Not Listed
Assessment Program Statistics

This species was found at 29 bioassessment sites, 0 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 9 fisheries assessment sites, and 0 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 38 distinct sites, or 3% of the 1285 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 71st most commonly collected species.

The Northern Logperch was collected in 59 bioassessment sampling sessions and 21 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 0 rapid bioassessment sessions and 0 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 308 individual Northern Logperch specimens, ranking it the #77 most collected fish.

Species Characteristics

A large darter reaching about 5-inches long. Its color is yellowish-green with about 15 dark crossbands. It usually has 15 dorsal fin rays and 9 anal rays. The top of the head is depressed between the eyes. There are 80 to 90 scales along the lateral line with a black spot at the base of the anal fin.

Species Distribution Map