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Barbus barbus (Barbel)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The common barbel, Barbus barbus, is a species of freshwater fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae. It shares the common name 'barbel' with its many relatives in the genus Barbus, of which it is the type species. In Great Britain it is usually referred to simply as the barbel; similar names are used elsewhere in Europe, such as barbeau in France. The name derives from the four whiskerlike structures located at the corners of the fish's mouth, which it uses to locate food.
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Attributes

Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Lithophils
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Migration [2]  Potamodromous
Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
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    

Protected Areas

Predators

Hucho hucho (danube salmon or huchen)[3]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

Africa-Inland Waters; Albegna; Andorra; Asia - Inland waters; Austria; Baltic Sea; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; China; Croatia; Czech Republic; Dneper; Elbe; Europe - Inland waters; Europe: North of the Pyrénées and Alps, from Adour (France) eastward to Neman (Lithuania, Russia) drainages, in rivers draining to Atlantic, North sea and southern Baltic Sea; Danube to Dniepr drainages in northern Black Sea basin; southeastern England north to Yorkshire. Found almost throughout Mediterranean drainages of France. Locally introduced in northern and central Italy, rivers Wear, Tees and Medway and most western drainages of England.; Europe: excluding the Italian, Greek and Iberian peninsulas. The existence of subspecies in the Italian and Iberian peninsulas is recognized by authors: <i>Barbus barbus bocagei</i> in Portugal and central and northern Spain; <i>Barbus barbus plebejus</; Europe: excluding the Italian, Greek and Iberian peninsulas. The existence of subspecies in the Italian and Iberian peninsulas is recognized by authors: <i>Barbus barbus bocagei</i> in Portugal and central and northern Spain; <i>Barbus barbus plebejus</i> in Italy; <i>Barbus barbus sclateri</i> in southern Portugal and southern Spain.; Fiora; France; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Gibraltar; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Meuse; Moldova, Republic of; Monaco; Morocco; Netherlands; Ombrone; Palearctic; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovakia; Switzerland; Thames; Ukraine; United Kingdom;

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Grenouillet, G. & Schmidt-Kloiber., A.; 2006; Fish Indicator Database. Euro-limpacs project, Workpackage 7 - Indicators of ecosystem health, Task 4, www.freshwaterecology.info, 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 animaldiversity.org
3Jorrit 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.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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