NY.gov Portal State Agency Listing Search all of NY.gov
D E C banner
D E C banner

Disclaimer

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Trout-Perch

Family: Percopsidae

Trout-perch are uniquely North American. The family includes two species, one of which is found throughout New York. This species can be identified by the combination of an adipose fin, spines in its dorsal and anal fins, and rough scales. It is native to New York and found in most drainages in a variety of lake and riverine habitats.

Trout-Perch

Trout Perch

Percopsis omiscomaycus

Trout-perch lives in the cooler parts of lowland streams and lakes and occasionally at depths over 200 ft. The 11 watersheds where it is found are mostly to the west and north, and the Hudson drainage is the only part of the Atlantic slope that is occupied. Infrequent records from lakes that it inhabits are typical and due to lack of proper sampling techniques.

    Fish atlas map for Trout-Perch.