Rheophile

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A rheophile prefers to live in fast moving water.

Examples of rheophilic animals[edit]

Insects[edit]

Birds[edit]

Fish[edit]

A very large number of rheophilic fish species are known and include members of at least 419 genera in 60 families.[2] Examples include:

Molluscs[edit]

Amphibians[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hynes, H.B.N. 1970. Ecology of Running Waters. Originally published in Toronto by University of Toronto Press, 555p.
  2. ^ Nathan K. Lujan and Kevin W. Conway (2015). Life in the Fast Lane: A Review of Rheophily in Freshwater Fishes. Pp. 107-307 in: R. Riesch et al. (eds.). Extremophile Fishes. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-319-13361-4