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A rheophile is an organism that prefers to live in fast moving water.
Examples of rheophilic animals
- Many aquatic insects living in riffles require current to survive.
- Epeorus sylvicola, a rheophilic mayfly species (Ephemeroptera).
- Many species in the family Balitoridae, also known as the hill stream loaches.
- Many species in the family Loricariidae.
- The family Gyrinocheilidae.
- Rheophilic cichlid genera/species.
- Many Chiloglanis species, which are freshwater catfish from Africa.
- The Danube streber (Zingel streber), family Percidae.
- Leuciscus idus, a freshwater cyprinid
- Hynes, H.B.N. 1970. Ecology of Running Waters. Originally published in Toronto by University of Toronto Press, 555p.
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