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Fish  Roach

Roach - Photo  Copyright 2004 Sue North Photo: Sue North

Latin name: Rutilus rutilus

Size: Can grow to 40cms and weigh up to 1kg

Distribution: Found throughout England and in many parts of Scotland and Wales.

Months seen: All year

Food: Aquatic insects and vegetation.

Habitat: Most lakes, rivers and reservoirs in lowland areas.

Special features: Quite variable in colour. The scales can be darker than the photo above, but usually have a silver-green sheen to them and the fins have a reddish tinge.


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