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Perca fluviatilis 1879

European perch (Perca fluviatilis) is a type of fish. It belongs in genus Perch and lives in Europe and Siberia. It is typically less than 25 cm long. It has greenish basic colour with 5-9 black bands, and red fins.

European perch lives in water which contains no salt or very little salt. It can be found in lakes, rivers, ponds and areas where sea water mixes with river water such as the Baltic Sea.

European perch eats small animals in the water, such as insects, worms and amall fish. It is most hungry early in the morning and late in the evening.

European perch tastes good and fishermen like to catch it.

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