• Barbel (barb)

Barbel (barb)

Barbus barbus

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Easily identified by his moustache

Barbel are easily identified by their moustache (barb) which is also the reason for their name. They live in the depths of running rivers with fast currents. From the Cyprinidae family, they like to group together in the shade of a sunken tree, under a bridge or windmill wheel.
  • Average size: 30 cm
  • Average weight: 3 kg
  • IUCN red list status: Least concern (LC)

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Barbel (barb)

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