tench

Scientific name Tinca tinca
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Tincidae
Genus Tinca
Tinca tinca Tinca tinca

Introduction

Tinca tinca, commonly known as tench, is a fresh water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    70 cm
  • Average size
    30 cm
  • Maximum size
    70 cm

How to recognize the tench ?

This fish has the particularity to possess several pairs of barbels, which allow him to search the bottom and to detect the food thus moved.

The tench measures between 30 and 70 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly vert body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

The tench is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous .

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

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui dépose ses Œufs dans la végétation

The tench is a fish ovipare qui dépose ses Œufs dans la végétation.

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 - 24 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    6 - 8
  • Flow
    Slow and Stagnant

Biotope presentation

This animal evolves in areas characterized by a strong presence of vegetation (aquatic and marsh plants, decaying organic matter, roots...).

Species of the same biotope

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Bibliographic references

Les Poissons d'eau douce de France - Eric Feunteun - Jean Allardi - Philippe Keith - Biotope Edition - 2011. Collection Inventaires & Biodiversité, publication scientifique du Muséum

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