Ecology of Perca flavescens
Main Ref. Palomares, M.L.D., 1991
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Perca flavescens may be found.
Remarks Inhabits lakes, ponds, pools of creeks, and rivers. Also found in brackish water and in salt lakes. Most commonly found in clear water near vegetation; tends to shoal near the shore during spring (Ref. 9988). Feeds on immature insects, larger invertebrates, fishes and fish eggs during the day. Preyed upon by fishes and birds (Ref. 1998).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats vegetation
Special habitats Ref. Frimodt, C., 1995


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Palomares, M.L.D., 1991
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Palomares, M.L.D., 1991
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.67 0.18 3.70 0.62 Troph of juv./adults from 6 studies.
Ref. Jansen, W.A. and W.C. Mackay, 1992
From individual food items 3.36 0.47 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. on 08.21.92
Modified by Pablico, Grace Tolentino on 08.02.07
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