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Trout Perch

The Red Earth Cree of Saskatchewan are reported to have eaten trout perch [1].


1.         Meyer D: Appendix I: Plants, Animals and Climate; Appendix IV: Subsistence-Settlement Patterns. In: The Red Earth Crees, 1860-1960. Volume 1st edition, edn.: National Musem of Man Mercury Series; 1985: 175-185-200-223.

The trout perch (Percopsis omiscomaycus) is a freshwater fish that occurs in the St. Lawrence River drainage system, Lake Champlain, the Great Lakes, James Bay, Hudson Bay, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, and in all western provinces. They are called trout perch because of their adipose fin, a small fleshy fin located between the dorsal fin and the tail that is characteristic of all members of the salmonid family, and because of their perch-like head and scales, but they are not closely related to trout nor to perch.


Wooding FH: Lake, river and sea-run fishes of Canada. Madeira Park, BC, Canada: Harbour Publishing; 1997.


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Trout perch
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This map is based on occurrence records available through the GBIF network
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