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A Common Logperch found in the Tellico River in Tellico Plains, Tenn.

Common Logperch

Fish / Percina caprodes
Length Up to 7"
Conservation Status

This species will be viewable in our new Ridges to Rivers gallery, opening Spring 2023 in the River Journey building!

The Logperch is widespread across central and northeastern North America in the Mississippi River, St Lawrence-Great Lakes, and Hudson Bay drainages, including the Tennessee and Cumberland river drainages. They live over gravel and sandy substrate in a wide variety of habitats. As with other members of the logperch group, Logperches have a pointed snout that they use to flip over rocks for feeding.

Range
Mississippi River, St Lawrence-Great Lakes, and Hudson Bay drainages, including the Tennessee and Cumberland river drainages
Habitat
sandy substrate in a variety of rivers and streams
Diet
aquatic insects, larvae and fish eggs
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