Percina caprodes

Percina caprodes
Logperch – Percina caprodes
Photo Credit: Dave Neely

Percina caprodes

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
PercidaePercina caprodes(Rafinesque)1818Logperch

Unique Characteristics: Belly and interpelvic area with 1 or more highly modified (enlarged, often strong-spined) modified scales. Mouth inferior; snout conical and pig-like. Sides with 20-25 narrow vertical bars that cross the back. Soft dorsal fin with 15-17 rays.

Similar Species:

Blotchside Logperch Percina burtoni. Belly and interpelvic area with 1 or more highly modified (enlarged, often strong-spined) modified scales. Mouth inferior; snout conical and pig-like. Sides with 9 or 10 horizontally oblong blotches. Soft dorsal fin with 13 or 14 rays. Restricted to the Nolichucky basin; extirpated from the French Broad basin.

Percina burtoni
Blotchside Logperch – Percina burtoni – Little River, TN
Photo Credit: Dave Neely

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