Black Crappie : Great Lakes Aquarium
Black Crappie

Black Crappie

Exhibits: St. Louis River

Animal Groups: Fish

Latin Name: Pomoxis nigromaculatus

Insects, small fish, crayfish, plankton


Prefer warm, clear bodies of water, primarily lakes and reservoirs.

Animal Size: 8 inches (20 cm)
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Natural History

Nicknamed “papermouth” for the thin, fragile membrane of its mouth, which is easily damaged by anglers’ hooks.