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crappie:

see sunfishsunfish,
common name for members of the family Centrachidae, comprising numerous species of spiny-finned, freshwater fishes with deep, laterally flattened bodies found in temperate North America.
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Black crappie fishing regulations for most "Family Fishing Lakes" dictate a 30 fish daily bag limit (combined white and black crappies) and a 254 mm statewide minimum length limit.
Orangespotted sunfish and age-0 carp, black crappie, yellow perch, and bluegill were sampled on Jul.
(13) examined the use of dorsal fin spines and scales of black crappie as nonlethal alternatives to otoliths and found that dorsal fin spines resulted in higher among reader precision and reader agreements when compared to scales.
THE BLACK CRAPPIE is a sunfish, related to the white crappie.
Dominguez notes that this is not unusual since black crappie populations tend to naturally cycle up and down much more dramatically than do bass populations.
In contrast, black crappie tend to be darker and greener with scattered black specks.
punctulatus, 2(5-1976) Spotted bass Pomoxis nigromaculatus, 11(3-1976); 56(5-1976) Black crappie IDNR Scientific name 1983-1987 Esocidae, pickerel & pikes Esox americanus, Grass pickerel E.
The standardized sample size for the number of lateral line and non-lateral line scales from each species included in the other multi-species models were: 18 (lateral line) and 16 (non-lateral line) for Centrarchidae [bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) and black crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)], 18 (lateral line) and 17 (non-lateral line) for dace, 24 for both the lateral and non-lateral line for large cyprinids, 36 (lateral line) and 43 (non-lateral line) for darters [johnny darter (Etheostoma nigrum) and blackside darter (Percina maculata)], and 10 (lateral line) and 12 (non-lateral line) for the model with white bass (Morone chrysops) and freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens).
As part of a larger project designed to assess factors related to quality of panfish (i.e., bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus; black crappie, Pomoxis nigromaculatus; and yellow perch, Perca flavescens) populations, we sampled fish communities, physical characteristics, and invertebrate communities in 30 Nebraska Sandhills lakes (Paukert and Willis 2000).
These are primarily black crappie so they will move shallow and stay much longer.
The 5-by-2 1/2 mile lake that straddles the Volusia-Seminole County line north of State Road 46 between Mims and Geneva has a reputation for black crappie to 1 1/2 and 2 pounds.
There are two major types of crappie -- white crappie and black crappie. It's strictly a color difference; there are more black crappie up north because of the cooler streams.