- Common Name:
- Yellow Perch
- Other Names:
- Perch, Lake Perch, American Perch
- Scientific Name:
- Perca flavescens
- Adult Size:
- Yellow perch normally range from 6 to 12 inches in length and weigh from ¼ to 1 pound. Larger yellow perch, up to 15 inches and 1.6 pounds, are occasionally caught in Maine.
- The top of the head and back is bright green to olive in color; sides are yellowish-green to golden yellow with 6 to 8 dark vertical bands; belly area ranges from yellow to white; pectoral, pelvic and anal fins vary in color from pale yellow to bright orange.
Find more information on the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website.