dace

Scientific name Leuciscus leuciscus
Descriptor Linné
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Cyprinidae
Genus Leuciscus
Leuciscus leuciscus Leuciscus leuciscus

Introduction

Leuciscus leuciscus, commonly known as dace, is a fresh water and brackish water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    35 cm
  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    35 cm

How to recognize the dace ?

The dace measures between 20 and 35 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly argent body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    gregarious
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The dace is a fish gregarious naturally found mid-depth and near surface. This species is carnivorous .

Although the dace is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre
  • Migratory species
    Yes

The dace is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    4 - 22 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    6 - 8
  • Flow
    Strong and Medium

Biotope presentation

The dace is most often found at a depth between 0m and 2m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

The dace prefers well oxygenated waters in current areas and rapids. It frequents fast flowing waters where the bottom is strewn with pebbles, wood or leaves carried by the current. It can be found not far from waterfalls .

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