What it looks like

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

Size

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

Similar fish

Black Crappie

Where it’s found

Range of the White Crappie in Ontario

Range

  • lower Great Lakes area

Habitat

  • mouths of tributary streams
  • weedy, sheltered bays

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Photos/images

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

Updated: May 13, 2021
Published: July 18, 2014