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There are at least 162 species in this family, and 150 of those species live in North America. Members of this family can be recognized by the two separate dorsal fins along their spine. They are also all carnivorous, feeding on other fish as adults. Perch, walleye, and darters are members of this family.

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. "Percidae" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed February 21, 2024 at

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