Zingel

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Zingel
Zingel streber.jpg
Strebers (Zingel streber)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Genus: Zingel
Cloquet, 1817
Species

3 or 4, see text

Zingel is a genus of fish in the Percidae family. They are long and slender, reaching 12 to 48 cm in length. They are found in rivers and streams in Europe.[1] They feed mainly on aquatic invertebrates such as crustaceans and insect larvae, and will also eat small fish. They are all classed as endangered or vulnerable.

Species[edit]

The genus contains these species:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2008) FishBase, version 01/2008.
  2. ^ Maitland, Peter S. and Keith Linsell (2006) Philip's Guide to Freshwater Fish of Britain and Europe, Philip's, London.