The New International Encyclopædia/Sacramento Perch
SACRAMENTO PERCH. A bass-like fish (Archoplites interruptus) of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers and tributary lakes—the only fresh-water percoid west of the Rocky Mountains. It is an excellent food-fish, from one to two feet in length, dark-colored, with the sides marked with about seven irregular dark bars. This fish is liable to be exterminated by the carp and catfish, which infest its spawning grounds. See Plate of Perches.