Pirate perch are found in clear warm water with low currents; these include bottomland lakes, overflow ponds and the quiet pools and backwaters of low-gradient streams (Pflieger, 1975). Within these areas pirate perch tend to congregate where there is dense vegetation, woody debris, root masses and undercut banks (Monzyk et al., 1997).
Habitat Regions: temperate ; freshwater
Aquatic Biomes: lakes and ponds; rivers and streams
- Monzyk, F., W. Kelso, D. Rutherford. 1997. Characteristics of Woody Cover Used by Brown Madtoms and Pirate Perch in Coastal Plain Streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 126: 665-675.
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