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White Perch

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Morone americana

White Perch is native to shallow turbid areas in the few coastal rivers in the state and is also introduced in many rivers, lakes and reservoirs. Its native range is the Hudson Estuary, Upper Hudson, Newark Bay and Long Island but there are sustained populations outside of its native range in all watersheds except Chemung and Oswegatchie.

Fish atlas map for White Perch.