Percidae Family. Phylum: Chordates. Unique, Shared Characteristics of the Chordates. Most chordates have a notochord – rod of cartilage that in found inside the body which turns into the spine Dorsal neural tube which creates the spinal chord
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Most chordates have a notochord – rod of cartilage that in found inside the body which turns into the spine
Dorsal neural tube which creates the spinal chord
Pharyngeal slits or the pharynx found behind the mouth with the throat
A tail that extends from the anus
Endostyle – a groove in the ventral wall of the pharynx
Perch live in a wide variety of habitats.
- Mainly found throughout Canada and North Eastern United States
- Prefer fresh waters with lots of vegetation
- Generally live in warm or cool waters
- Shallow waters
- External sexual fertilization
- Spawn in the spring time
- Generally at night time
- Do not care for their young