The Crappies

Schwartz, Frank J. (1958) The Crappies. Solomons, MD, University of Maryland, (Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Educational Series, 42)

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The names: bachelor, campbellite, white bass, camp lighter, sac-a-lait, silver crappie, speckled bass, tinmouth, bar fish, Oswego bass, razorback, grassback, shiner, john demon, calico bass, strawberry bass and "crap'pee," along with 10-20 others, all refer to two rather than one species of fish. Most Maryland fishermen when applying these time honored names do not realize they are referring to two distinct species of fish. These species are the black crappie, Pornoxis nigromaculatus, and the white crappie, Pornoxis annulars. Contrary to common belief, the white crappie does not change into a black crappie during parts of the year nor are these two fish just color phases of one species. Crappies are members of the freshwater sunfish family of fishes, Centrarchidae. (PDF contains 4 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: The Crappies
Personal Creator/Author:
Schwartz, Frank J.
Series Name: Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Educational Series
Number: 42
Date: 1958
Publisher: University of Maryland
Place of Publication: Solomons, MD
Projects: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Funders: University of Maryland
Issuing Agency: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pomoxis annularis; Pomoxis nigromaculatus; fresh water sun fish; identification; range; nests
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 3001
Depositing User: Kathleen Heil
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2010 12:15
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:08

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