Zingel

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Zingel
Zingel streber.jpg
Strebers (Zingel streber)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percidae
Subfamily: Luciopercinae
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. While they were all classed as endangered or vulnerable in the past, environmental improvements have allowed some to be reclassified to least concern.[citation needed]

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.