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Scientific Name: Pomoxis Annularus
Fish Family: Centrarchidae
Other Names: crappie, speckled perch, speckled bass, calico bass, sacalaitt, papermouth, bachelor perch; French: crapet calicot
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Back and upper head dark green with many blue, green, and silvery reflections; sides lighter, with 5-10 vague, vertical bands composed of dark blotches which become indistinct on lower sides of body; ventral region of head and belly whitish. Eyes yellow to green. Irregular dark opercle spot scarcely larger than diam of pupil of eye. Dorsal, caudal, and anal fins heavily vermiculated, contrasting with round to oblong light-colored spots (which are less evident in the anal fin); paired fins unpigrnented to lightly pig- mented. Spots almost absent in large adults (espe- cially the females) from turbid waters.Distribution:
In Wisconsin, the white crappie occurs in the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan drainage basins, where it is near the northern limit of its distribution. It has not been taken from the Lake Superior water- shed.
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