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

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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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Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Phytophils
Brood Guarder [1]  Yes
Maximum Longevity [3]  2 years
Migration [2]  Potamodromous
Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)


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

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]


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;

External References



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
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
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