Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Cypriniformes > Cyprinidae > Leucaspius > Leucaspius delineatus

Leucaspius delineatus (Moderlieschen; White aspe; Verkhovka; Sunbleak; Rain-bleak; Foy; Belica)

Synonyms: Aspius ovsianka; Aspius owsianka; Cyprinus pallasii; Leucaspius abruptus; Leucaspius delineatus delineatus; Leucaspius relictus; Leuciscus pigmeus; Owsianka czernayi; Squalius delineatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Leucaspius delineatus, known as the sunbleak, belica or moderlieschen is a species of freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family. It is currently the only species included in genus Leucaspius, whereas formerly others were included, which now have been moved to Ladigesocypris or Pseudophoxinus or merged with L. delineatus.
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Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Phytophils
Brood Guarder [1]  Yes
Maximum Longevity [3]  2 years
Migration [2]  Potamodromous


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cantabric Coast - Languedoc France, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Northern Baltic Drainages Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden Palearctic Polar Freshwaters    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Aggtelek Biosphere Reserve National Park II 59233 Hungary
Belovezhskaya Pushcha Biosphere Reserve National Park II 218515 Belarus
Berezinskiy Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 209113 Belarus  
Buczyny Lagowsko-Sulecinskie 16732 Poland  
Codru (Kodry) Zapovednik Scientific Reserve Ia   Moldova  
Dolina Liwca 67785 Poland  
Dolmar und Christeser Grund 2592 Germany  
Drei Gleichen 2194 Germany  
Elstertal zwischen Greiz und Wünschendorf 3959 Germany  
Erdfälle um Liebenrode, Seelöcher und Ketterlöcher 82 Germany  
Feuchtwiesen Atterwasch 495 Germany  
Flusslandschaft Elbe Biosphere Reserve 925242 Germany  
Izsáki Kolon-tó 8841 Hungary  
Jezioro Goplo 33259 Poland  
Kargowskie Zakola Odry 7587 Poland  
Kavkazskiy Biosphere Reserve Ia 692723 Krasnodar, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adygea, Russia
Keuperhügel und Unstrutniederung bei Mühlhausen 717 Germany  
Kiskunsag Biosphere Reserve II 54598 Hungary  
Kolo Grobli 1482 Poland  
Krielower See 392 Germany  
Krossener Busch 166 Germany  
Leinawald 4280 Germany  
Matheswall/Schmielensee 265 Germany  
Müggelspreeniederung 1558 Germany  
Neusiedler See-Osterreichischer Teil   Austria      
Neustädter Teichgebiet 1154 Germany  
Oberlausitzer Heide - und Teichlandschaft Nature Reserve IV 32467 Germany  
Okskiy Biosphere Reserve 190748 Russia  
Ostoja Nidzianska 68254 Poland  
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Pöllwitzer Wald 5016 Germany  
Przywidz 2355 Poland  
Revingefältet 7431 Sweden  
Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve 319164 Germany
Spreewald Biosphere Reserve 117355 Germany  
Srebarna 3579 Bulgaria  
Stadthavel 639 Germany  
Stockshof - Behlower Wiesen 1218 Germany  
Trebon Basin Protected Landscape Area V 173393 Czech Republic  
Tsentral'no-Lesnoy Biosphere Reserve Ia 62630 Russia  
Ujscie Odry i Zalew Szczecinski 130007 Poland  
Vessertal-Thuringian Forest Biosphere Reserve 42250 Germany  
Voronezhskiy Biosphere Reserve 95835 Russia  
Wacmierz 960 Poland  
Weidatal 556 Germany  
Werra bis Treffurt mit Zuflüssen 5585 Germany  
Zámolyi-medence 6363 Hungary  

Prey / Diet

Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[4]
Capoeta capoeta (Transcaucasian barb)[4]
Leucaspius delineatus (Moderlieschen)[4]


Chlidonias hybrida (Whiskered Tern)[5]
Leucaspius delineatus (Moderlieschen)[4]
Sander lucioperca (Pike-perch)[4]


Parasitized by 
Allocreadium isoporum[6]
Allocreadium transversale <Unverified Name>[6]
Anguillicola crassus <Unverified Name>[6]
Apophallus muehlingi[6]
Caryophyllaeides fennica <Unverified Name>[6]
Dactylogyrus alatus[6]
Dactylogyrus anchoratus[6]
Dactylogyrus crucifer[6]
Dactylogyrus fraternus[6]
Dactylogyrus minor[6]
Dactylogyrus parvus[6]
Diplostomum commutatum[6]
Diplostomum helveticum[6]
Diplostomum indistinctum <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomum mergi <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomum paracaudum <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomum paraspathaceum[6]
Diplostomum pseudospathaceum[6]
Diplostomum spathaceum[6]
Gryporhynchus cheilancristrotus[6]
Gyrodactylus carassii[6]
Gyrodactylus decorus[6]
Gyrodactylus euzeti[6]
Gyrodactylus gracilihamatus[6]
Gyrodactylus laevis[6]
Gyrodactylus prostae <Unverified Name>[6]
Gyrodactylus vimbi <Unverified Name>[6]
Ichthyocotylurus pileatus[6]
Ichthyocotylurus platycephalus[6]
Ligula colymbi[6]
Ligula intestinalis[6]
Metagonimus yokogawai[6]
Metorchis xanthostomus[6]
Neoechinorhynchus rutili[6]
Neogryporhynchus cheilancristrotus <Unverified Name>[6]
Opisthorchis felineus[6]
Ornithodiplostomum scardinii <Unverified Name>[6]
Paracoenogonimus ovatus[6]
Paradiplozoon homoion[6]
Philometra rischta <Unverified Name>[6]
Phyllodistomum folium[6]
Pomphorhynchus laevis[6]
Posthodiplostomum brevicaudatum[6]
Posthodiplostomum cuticola[6]
Proteocephalus torulosus[6]
Raphidascaris acus <Unverified Name>[6]
Rhabdochona denudata[6]
Rhipidocotyle campanula[4]
Schistocephalus solidus[6]
Valipora campylancristrota <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Museum de Besancon
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)
Zoo Zürich


Armenia; Asia - Inland waters; Austria; Azerbaijan; Baltic Sea; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Caspian Sea; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Dneper; Don; Elbe; Estonia; Europe - Inland waters; Europe and Asia. Spread out into Northern Europe through the canal systems. In Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).; Europe and Asia: From Lower Rhine and northern Germany eastward to southern Baltic basin; Black Se basin south to Rioni drainage, northern and western Caspian basin (south to Kura drainage); Aegean Sea basin (from Maritsa to Nestos). Absent in Italy, Adriatic basin, Great Britain and Scandinavia (except southernmost Sweden). Widely introduced in France, upper Rhine drainage and locally in Great Britain and Swiitzerland. In Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Greece; Hungary; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Kazakhstan; Kuban River; Kura; Latvia; Lithuania; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Moldova, Republic of; Netherlands; Norway; Onega River; Palearctic; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation; Seine; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovakia; Slovenia; Sweden; Switzerland; Tisza; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Volga;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Grenouillet, G. & Schmidt-Kloiber., A.; 2006; Fish Indicator Database. Euro-limpacs project, Workpackage 7 - Indicators of ecosystem health, Task 4,, version 5.0 (accessed on July 3, 2012).
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
3Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Reproductive parameters in relation to food supply in the whiskered tern (Chlidonias hybrida), Jean-Marc Paillisson, Sébastien Reeber, Alexandre Carpentier, Loïc Marion, J Ornithol (2007) 148:69–77
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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