English: Silver perch
Spanish: ronco amarillo
The body of the silver perch is high and compressed. As with others in the drum family, its dorsal ﬁns are separated by a deep notch. There are ﬁve to six pores on the chin and no barbels. Its mouth is terminal and has ﬁnely serrated teeth. Its coloring is silvery, with yellowish ﬁns and a whitish belly. It commonly has no spots.
The average ﬁsh is less than 12 inches long and 1⁄2 pound or less; it never weighs more than a pound.