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Rutilus pigus (Danube roach)

Synonyms: Cyprinus pigus; Leuciscus roseus; Leuciscus ryzela
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Wikipedia Abstract

The pigo (Rutilus pigus) is a species of freshwater fish in the roach genus Rutilus of the Cyprinidae family. The fish is native to northern Italy and Switzerland. It inhabits subalpine lakes of the northern Adriatic basin from the Livenza to the Po drainage, including Lakes Maggiore, Lugano, and Como.Rutilus pigus has been termed the Danube roach. The Danube drainage is not inhabited by R. pigus in the strict sense above, however.
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Diet [1]  Omnivore
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Phytophils

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Aggtelek Biosphere Reserve National Park II 59233 Hungary
Basso Trebbia 4507 Italy  
Biotopi di Alfonsine e Fiume Reno 1166 Italy  
Boschi del Ticino 50788 Italy  
Canneti del Lago Maggiore 561 Italy  
Castelnuovo Bocca d'Adda 408 Italy  
Colli Euganei - Monte Lozzo - Monte Ricco 37303 Italy  
Fiume Po da Rio Boriacco a Bosco Ospizio 14018 Italy  
Fiume Po da Stellata a Mesola e Cavo Napoleonico 7759 Italy  
Fondo Toce 899 Italy  
Garzaia dello zuccherificio di Codigoro e Po di Volano 455 Italy  
Garzaie del Parco Adda Sud 242 Italy  
Grave e Zone umide della Brenta 9509 Italy  
Isola Boscone 343 Italy  
Isola Maria Luigia 1374 Italy  
Lago di Mergozzo e Mont'Orfano 1196 Italy  
Lago di Mezzola e Pian di Spagna 3981 Italy  
Lago di Varese 4295 Italy  
Laguna di Venezia 136417 Italy  
Lanca di Gussola 376 Italy  
Lanca di Santa Marta (confluenza Po - Banna) 405 Italy  
Lobau Reserve   Austria      
Palava Protected Landscape Area V   Czech Republic  
Parco Regionale Oglio Sud 9941 Italy  
Po da Albaredo Arnaboldi ad Arena Po 2241 Italy  
Po di Corte S. Andrea 334 Italy  
Po di Monticelli Pavese e Chignolo Po 719 Italy  
Po di Pieve Porto Morone 82 Italy  
Po di San Rocco al Porto 326 Italy  
Riserva Regionale Bosco Ronchetti 741 Italy  
Riserva Regionale Lanca di Gerole 2916 Italy  
Sacca di Goro, Po di Goro, Valle Dindona, Foce del Po di Volano 12039 Italy  
Senna Lodigiana 808 Italy  
Spinadesco 2567 Italy  
Szigetköz 42447 Hungary  
Vallazza 1310 Italy  
Valle del Ticino 16302 Italy  
Valli del Mincio 4814 Italy  
Viadana, Portiolo, San Benedetto Po e Ostiglia 17848 Italy  


Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus anguillae[2]
Apophallus muehlingi[2]
Caryophyllaeides fennica <Unverified Name>[2]
Caryophyllaeus brachycollis <Unverified Name>[2]
Caryophyllaeus laticeps <Unverified Name>[2]
Cucullanus dogieli <Unverified Name>[2]
Dactylogyrus cornu <Unverified Name>[2]
Dactylogyrus crucifer[2]
Dactylogyrus nybelini <Unverified Name>[2]
Dactylogyrus vistulae <Unverified Name>[2]
Diplostomum spathaceum[2]
Gyrodactylus vimbi <Unverified Name>[2]
Ligula intestinalis[2]
Metagonimus yokogawai[2]
Neoechinorhynchus rutili[2]
Nicolla skrjabini <Unverified Name>[2]
Palaeorchis incognitus <Unverified Name>[2]
Paracoenogonimus ovatus <Unverified Name>[2]
Paradiplozoon homoion[2]
Pomphorhynchus laevis[2]
Posthodiplostomum cuticola[2]
Tylodelphys clavata[2]

Range Map

Austria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Danube; Europe - Inland waters; Europe: Lives in the large lakes and rivers of northern Italy and in the Danube's middle and upper reaches. In Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).; Europe: Northern Adriatic basin from Livenza to Po drainages, Lakes Maggiore, Lugano and Como (Italy, Switzerland). Introduced in Arno. In Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Italy; Palearctic; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; Switzerland;



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).
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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