Re: NANFA-- FW: Aquaticinfo: Pirate Perch?

Christopher Scharpf (
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 14:25:23 -0400

> Taking the position of the anus in (adult) pirate perch into consideration,
> I think a more appropriate common name would be "politician perch."
> Mike Bessertanus
> Lincoln, NE


That is indeed one of the fish's local names. In the Okefenokee Swamp region
the pirate perch is also known as "politician fish" and "asshole perch."


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