Lake Texoma Fish Species – Black Crappie

Lake Texoma Fish Species: Black Crappie The black crappie is easily confused with the white crappie. However, it is deeper bodied than the white crappie, and silvery-green in color. There are no distinct vertical bars, rather there are irregular black blotches. The dorsal fin has seven or eight spines. Pomoxis is Greek for "opercle sharp," and refers to the fact that the fish's gill covers have spines. The species epithet nigromaculatus is Latin and