Ruffe

Ruffe

Gymnocephalus cernuus

Physical features: Similar in appearance to perch with dark spots on body and fins. Rows of dark spots between the spines of the joined dorsal fin.

Habitat: Native to Eurasia. Invasive to the Great Lakes. Found in lakes, quiet pools and streams.

Diet: Aquatic invertebrates

Fun facts: Name rhymes with ?tough?. Competes for food and habitat with native fish. Do not return ruffe to the water if caught.
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