What it looks like

  • colour variable with no obvious spots or stripes
  • second and third anal spine roughly equal in length

Size

  • length: 15-25 centimetres (6-10 inches)

Similar fish

Where it’s found

Range

  • Lake Ontario and Lake Erie
  • lower Niagara River and Welland Canal

Habitat

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Photos/images

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

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