Chub

Name: Chub

Scientific name: Leuciscus cephalus

Category: Fish

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: A medium sized fish, 30-40cm long. A member of the Carp family, with the typical carp shape. A river fish, where it swims near the surface, often in large shoals. Omnivorous, feeding on invertebrates, fish eggs, plants and seeds.

How to identify: More slender than other members of the Carp family. Greenish silver in colour, with reddish, rounded fins. Larger than Dace with redder fins, and more slender than Roach.

Where: Found throughout the lowlands, widespread in England but rarer in Wales and Scotland.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 50
  • Agility: 50
  • Rarity: 40
  • Cute factor: 30
  • Traveller: 50

Fantastic fact: As they get larger, chub become predatory, eating fish, frogs and even water voles.

Photograph credit: Michel Roggo/naturepl


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comments

  • Batitus
    • Date: 2013-05-24 16:21:02
    • Batitus

    I didn't know they ate other fish, frogs or voles.