eurasian minnow

Scientific name Phoxinus phoxinus
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Leuciscidae
Genus Phoxinus
Phoxinus phoxinus Phoxinus phoxinus

Introduction

Phoxinus phoxinus, commonly known as eurasian minnow, is a fresh water fish from the Europe.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    7 cm
  • Maximum size
    14 cm
  • Average size
    7 cm
  • Maximum size
    14 cm

How to recognize the eurasian minnow ?

The eurasian minnow measures between 7 and 14 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly marron and or body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The eurasian minnow is a fish living in shoals naturally found at mid-depth. This species is carnivorous .

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

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The eurasian minnow 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
    2 - 20 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    7 - 7.5
  • gh (hardness)
    2 - 10
  • Flow
    Strong and Medium

Biotope presentation

The eurasian minnow 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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