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Victoria perch

Order Perciformes
Family Centrarchidae

Freshwater fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongate, compressed. Head with concave snout profile, lower jaw prominent; opercule with one spine. Lateral line extends onto caudal peduncle, reaching posterior margin of fin. Dorsal fin bipartite with several spines on the first part; 1 spine and several soft rays on the second. Anal fin with spines and soft rays. Caudal fin rounded. Colour: Body uniformly silvery or dark greyish-blue dorsally, greyish-silver on flank and ventrally. Fins greyish. Interior of eye visibly yellowish. Maximum size up to 200 cm and maximum weight: 200 kg.

FAO code
Lates niloticus
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 1: Africa - Inland waters
  • Area 2: America, North - Inland waters
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Victoriabarsch
China 尼罗鲈
France Perche du Nil
Italy Persico del Nilo
Portugal Perca do Nilo
United Kingdom Victoria perch
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Pots traps
Purse seines

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