roach

Scientific name Rutilus rutilus
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Leuciscidae
Genus Rutilus
Rutilus rutilus Rutilus rutilus

Introduction

Rutilus rutilus, commonly known as roach, is a fresh water fish from the Europe.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    45 cm
  • Longevity
    14 year
  • Shape
    Oval
  • Average size
    25 cm
  • Maximum size
    45 cm
  • Longevity
    14 year
  • Shape
    Oval

How to recognize the roach ?

The roach measures between 25 and 45 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly argent body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The roach is a fish living in small groups naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is omnivorous .

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

Reproduction

Harmless species

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

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    10 - 20 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    7 - 7.5
  • gh (hardness)
    10 - 20

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