Species illustration (Illustration Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

What it looks like

  • six dorsal fin spines
  • 6 or 7 anal fin spines
  • sides with faint bars


  • length: 20-30 centimetres (8-12 inches)

Similar fish

Black Crappie

Where it’s found

Range of the White Crappie in Ontario


  • lower Great Lakes area


  • mouths of tributary streams
  • weedy, sheltered bays

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