Percopsis transmontana

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Percopsis transmontana
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Percopsiformes
Family: Percopsidae
Genus: Percopsis
Species: P. transmontana
Binomial name
Percopsis transmontana
(C. H. Eigenmann & R. S. Eigenmann, 1892)

Percopsis transmontana, the Sand roller, is a species of percopsiform fish endemic to the Columbia River drainage in the northwestern United States. This species grows to a length of 9.6 centimetres (3.8 in) TL. Sand rollers can live up to 6 years in slow-moving, sandy-bottomed streams and rivers among vegetation. Their diet includes flies and Trichoptera, although juveniles also have been known to eat crustacean zooplankton.

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