Rivers and Streams Animals

Class: Fishes: 4 classes Diet: Larvae
Order: Cypriniformes: Carps
Size: 50 - 91 cm (19 3/4 - 35 3/4 in)
Family: No Fish family information Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Barbus barbus Habitat: lowland rivers, streams
Range: Europe: Britain, south to Alps and Pyrenees, east to Hungary

Size of BarbelA slender, long-bodied fish, the barbel has a characteristic high dorsal fin and two pairs of sensory barbels around its fleshy lips. It is a bottom-living fish, most active at night and at dusk, and feeds on insect larvae, mollusks and crustaceans. It is a member of the family Cyprinidae.  Barbels breed in late spring, often migrating upstream before spawning. They shed their eggs in shallow, gravel-bottomed water, where they lodge among the stones until they hatch from 10 to 15 days later.

Range of Barbel
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