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Which fin is the largest ona perch (fish)?

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Good question - It seems that in the Perch family, there are more than one type of perch. I think the largest type of fin would be a toss-up between the dorsal and the tail fin. The fins have spikes as well, which are used for protection. Info from Google: Yellow perch (Perca flavescens) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Family: Percidae Genus: Perca Linnaeus, 1758 Species P. flavescens (Yellow perch) P. fluviatilis (European perch) P. schrenkii (Balkhash perch) Perca is the genus of fish referred to as perch or yellow perch, a group of freshwater fish belonging to the family Percidae. Perch, of which there are three species in different geographical areas, lend their name to the largest order of vertebrates: the Perciformes, from the Greek perke meaning perch, and the Latin forma meaning shape. Many other species of fish are also called "perch." Perch have "rough" or ctenoid scales. When looking through a microscope, ... more
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