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Traits: Fish with a broad, flat head; large dorsal and anal fins placed far back on body; rounded tail, three rays in pelvic fin; animal (vertebrate).

Habitat: Heavily vegetated lowland ponds and streams

Foods: Copepods, water fleas, insect larvae, mollusks, segmented worms, algae

Eaten by: River otters, mink, loons, grebes, terns, humans

Do You Know? The antifreeze in blackfish blood allows them to tolerate icy cold water and survive partial freezing.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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