Watched a fishing show this morning, they were fishing for crappie in Illinois and they said they hoped to catch all 4 species of crappie, I thought there were only two white and black crappie.
Well they caught four species, caught white crappie, black crappie, hybrid crappie (mix between white and black) and what is called a black nosed crappie. When they caught the black nose it looked like a black crappie but had a fairly wide black stripe running from its upper lip back across the top of the fish to its first dorsal fin almost looked like they painted it on, the host a crappie guide he said it is a more aggressive fish (can't remember where it orginated but it was not in the US?). Looked them up on google and several states have stocked them. Interesting didn't know there were hybrid whites (have caught a lot of whites and blacks in Pleasant) but never looked close to see if they were hybrid, you had to look close in the show to see the vertical lines on the black speckle of a hybrid