Phoxinus bigerri

Scientific name Phoxinus bigerri
Descriptor Kottelat
Year of description 2007
IUCN category LC
Family Leuciscidae
Genus Phoxinus
Phoxinus bigerri Phoxinus bigerri


Phoxinus bigerri is a fresh water fish from the Europe.

Who is it?


  • Average size
    7 cm
  • Maximum size
    11 cm
  • Longevity
    7 year
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    7 cm
  • Maximum size
    11 cm
  • Longevity
    7 year
  • Pattern

How to recognize Phoxinus bigerri ?

Phoxinus bigerri measures between 7 and 11 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly marron and or body. The also has marron mottling.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Phoxinus bigerri is a fish living in shoals naturally found at mid-depth. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre
  • Migratory species

Phoxinus bigerri 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?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    2 - 25 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    7 - 7.5
  • gh (hardness)
    2 - 10
  • Flow

Biotope presentation

Phoxinus bigerri 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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Bibliographic references

Piscardo – Phoxinus bigerri Kottelat, 2007 - Pedro M. Leunda - Rafael Miranda, Javier Oscoz - MNCN - 2010. ENCICLOPEDIA VIRTUAL DE LOS VERTEBRADOS ESPAÑOLES

Revision of Phoxinus in France with the description of two new species (Teleostei, Leuciscidae) - Philippe Keith - Gaël Denys - Agnès Dettai - Henri Persat - Piotr Daszkiewicz - Mélyne Hautecoeur - Cybium - 2020. ENCICLOPEDIA VIRTUAL DE LOS VERTEBRADOS ESPAÑOLES

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