Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2067 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Black crappie have a compressed body, arched back, dorsal and anal fins of silmilar size and shape, seven or eight dorsal spines, and a large mouth with an upper jaw extending under the eye. The sides and fins are mottled with irregular dark spots that do not form a distinct pattern. They are most similar to white crappie, which usually have vertical bands on their sides and have five or six dorsal spines.
Scientific Name: Pomoxis nigromaculatus
Adult size: 5-19 inches
Distribution: Found in warm waters throughout the state