Talk:Sacramento perch

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Sacramento Perch are NOT secure. They do not exist in any river system where they are native. I believe that they can only be found in a small creek and body of water in Alameda county and, perhaps, Clear Lake. A non-native population exists in the tiny lake in Tilden Park, behind Berkeley. Most places where Sacramento Perch have been introduced do not currently contain them. It is likely that they are not formed into viable reproducing communities in other introduced areas.

the word "secure" does not mean that this species is void of problems, it mean that this fish is in no immediate danger on extinction in its entire range. The IUCN studies each species to ensure this, "secure" signified that this species is of no specific concern and therefore has not ben surveyed by the IUCN. Peace! 17:52, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Length and Weight[edit]

29" and 3 lbs??? This is not an eel.

Inserted maximums (2 feet, 8 lbs.) from this website on them...

Msjayhawk (talk) 21:07, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Edit Outline[edit]

Hello! I am going to be editing this page for my college course in California water systems. Here are the edits I will be making to the current Wikipedia page on the Sacramento Perch:


  • Taxonomy - Here I will talk about this fish's place in the tree of life.
  • Description - Here I will talk about the fish's appearance and how to identify it.
  • Distribution - Here I will talk about where this species is found present day and historically.
  • Diet - Here I will describe what this fish eats.
  • Breeding Pattern - Here is where I will describe how this fish reproduces.
  • Status - Here is where I will explain this fish's status as an endangered species, its use in aquaponics, and restoration efforts to reintroduce this species back into its historic habitat.


  • Miller, C. Preliminary Report on Feeding Trials of Sacramento Perch (Archoplites interruptus).
  • Moyle, P.B. (1976) Inland Fishes of California. University of California Press pp. 376-380.
  • Newell, C. (2013) Pudah Creek and Cashe Creek as Suitable Habitats for Sacramento Perch
  • Schwartz, R. S., May, B. (2008) Genetic Evaluation of Isolated Populations for use in Reintroductions Reveals Significant Genetic Bottlenecks in Potential Stocks of Sacramento Perch. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136: 1764-1777.

Hey Steph! So, this is Josh, you know, your fellow Wikipedian from Dr. Fulton's class? Anyways, I'm going over your work (as instructed) and I'll be checking your page over in regards to the 5 elements in the wiki peer editing module.

1. A lead section that is easy to understand

    You've clearly got this part covered.  You give a brief description of your topic, and the lead section plays out like an abstract of a research paper, which for me works out great.

2. A clear structure

     This page is well organized, with each topic clearly labeled, leading to an easy to read and follow structure.

3. Balanced coverage

    You've steered away from emotional pleas and rhetoric in this topic, sticking solely to factual information.  I don't think you're gonna have an issue here.

4. Neutral content

    Again, this goes hand in hand with the balanced coverage.

5. Reliable sources

    All of your sources seem to be from peer reviewed articles, or governmental reports.  Kudos!

The only thing I would add to your works, other than the stuff you haven't gotten into in your proposed outline, is to add a section involving the fish in regards to recreation. Are they a sport fish, can people eat it, etc. Other than that, I really can't give you any better feedback because you're totally on point with this topic. It's almost as if you're doing a research paper or thesis on the topic... Joshuahudnall (talk) 19:24, 19 April 2016 (UTC)Josh

Feedback Comments[edit]


Thank you for your feedback. I have taken your suggestions to talk about recreational fishing of the Sac perch and its status as a food fish. I have incorporated this information into my draft by including some background information on its status as a recreational food fish. This information is located within the Distribution section of my article where it states this fish's endangered species status.

Thanks again for your comments! Steph — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ss5243 (talkcontribs) 20:59, 21 April 2016 (UTC)