Percina caprodes (Rafinesque, 1818)
member of the Perch Family (Percidae)
photo by Konrad Schmidt
In a Name?
Do They Live?
Logperch are common in the non-prairie areas of Minnesota in lakes, streams, and rivers. They are found most often in waters that are clear, slow moving to medium swift, and have bottoms of sand, gravel, and boulders. However, they also live in some turbid (cloudy) rivers like the Mississippi. They are often found with white suckers, central stonerollers, blacknosed dace, sand shiners, and other species of darters.
Big Do They Get?
Do They Eat?
Juvenile logperch eat a mixture of tiny organisms such as rotifers, copepods, and waterfleas. As logperch grow, they incorporate a greater variety of small aquatic creatures. They eat mostly aquatic insects (especially mayfly and midge larvae), but include young snails, waterfleas, leeches, and fish eggs (including their own) when available.
Do They Reproduce?
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Photographs by Konrad P. Schmidt
Text by Nicole Paulson & Jay T. Hatch in cooperation with
the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' MinnAqua Aquatic Program
This page developed with funds from the
MinnAqua Program (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fisheries)
Sport Fish Restoration Program (Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior)
Maintained by Jay T. Hatch
General College and James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Last updated 27 February 2002