rhône streber

Scientific name Zingel asper
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category CR
Family Percidae
Genus Zingel
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Zingel asper, commonly known as rhône streber, is a fresh water fish from the Europe.

Who is it?


  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    22 cm
  • Average size
    20 cm
  • Maximum size
    22 cm

How to recognize the rhône streber ?

The rhône streber measures between 20 and 22 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly vert and beige body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The rhône streber is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché

The rhône streber is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché.

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
    15 - 25 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    7.2 - 8.4
  • Flow

Biotope presentation

The rhône streber 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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Patrick Chartrer

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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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