Wikipedia-Crappie

Crappie

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Crappies/Crappie (pron.: /ˈkræp/ or /ˈkrɒp/)[1][2] are a genusPomoxis, of freshwater fish in the sunfish family Centrarchidae. There are two species, the type species Pomoxis anularis, the white crappie, and the black crappieP. nigromaculatus. Both species are popular game fish.

The genus name Pomoxis derives from the Greek πώμα (cover, plug, operculum) and οξύς (sharp). The common name (also spelled croppie or crappé), derives from the Canadian Frenchcrapet, which refers to many different fishes of the sunfish family. Other names for crappie are papermouths, strawberry bass, speckled bass or specks (especially in Michigan), speckled perch, calico bass (throughout New England),[3] sac-au-lait (in southern Louisiana, lit “bag of milk”)[4] and Oswego bass.[citation needed]



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