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The gudgeon

The Gudgeon, Gobio gobio, is a species of small bony fish which lives in the freshwaters of Europe.


Class, order and family :
Actinopterygii, Cipriniformes, Cyprinidae
Life span :
up to 8 years
Size & Weight :
12 - 20 cm and 10 - 50 g
Incubation period :
around 15 days, 1000-5000 eggs
Natural habitat :
lakes, sandy-bedded rivers
Diet :
carnivore - molluscs, worms
Statut UICN : 

Least concern (LC)


The gudgeon’s status in terms of population is unclear. There is not enough information about this taxon to work out its population status. Its presence serves as a bio-indicator for healthy water as it is sensitive to pollution.