Zacco platypus

Scientific name Zacco platypus
Descriptor Temminck & Schlegel
Year of description 1846
IUCN category (World) NE
Family Xenocyprididae
Genus Zacco
Zacco platypus Zacco platypus

Introduction

Zacco platypus is a fresh water fish from the Asia.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    20 cm
  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    20 cm

How to recognize Zacco platypus ?

Zacco platypus measures between 15 and 20 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

Zacco platypus is a fish living in small groups naturally found mid-depth and near surface. This species is omnivorous .

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

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

Zacco platypus 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
    10 - 22 °C
  • Flow
    Strong

Biotope presentation

The acidification of water comes from the decomposition of plants. This phenomenon changes the color of the water, which tends to turn brown. In some areas particularly rich in organic matter, the water is so dark that it is called "black water".

Zacco platypus 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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