English Perch

Perca fluviatilis

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The Perch is a small-medium sized carnivorous fish found in rivers and lochs throughout Scotland. they have a large spiked dorsal fin for protection against larger predatory fish such as Pike, and they feed on smaller fish. They spawn during the spring, laying eggs in sheltered areas such as weeds and submerged branches. Perch are not fished commercially but are caught by recreational anglers. The IUCN lists the European Perch's conservation status as 'least concern'.

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