Catfish and other fish
"ABLETTE" : this fish is found in lakes, rivers near the surface. It feeds in open water on larvae and aquatic or aerial insects.
"BARBEAU" : this fish prefers clear, choppy water but it is also found in calmer rivers towards dams and bridges. It is a groundfish that feeds at night. It eats the larvae of aquatic insects, molluscs and crustaceans.
"BLACK-BASS" : this fish originates from the United States. It was introduced to France in 1890. It is found in rivers, lakes and ponds. It consumes live prey such as catfish, amphibians, crayfish and insects.
"BREME" : this fish is mainly found in lowland water bodies and rivers. It has a fairly rapid growth. Its food consists of larvae, aquatic insects, molluscs and plankton.
"BROCHET" : it lives in calm waters with submerged vegetation, alone. This voracious predator hunts on the lookout.
It breeds in areas with vegetation or in flooded meadows.
The spawning area must have these five functions:
-a deep river downstream and a calm water reserve nearby
- shallow, lighted water
- vegetation to support the eggs
-a shelter for larvae
"CARPE" : this fish prefers calm and stagnant waters and deep sea areas with vegetation. She lives between 12 and 30 years old. It digs deep for food and sucks up worms, small crustaceans and plants.
"CHEVESNE" : it lives in calm and stagnant waters. It reaches an average age of 8 to 10 years and exceptionally 15 years. It feeds on aerial and aquatic insects, worms, molluscs, plants and seeds.
"GARDON" : it appreciates areas rich in vegetation near the banks. It forages on the bottom and is omnivorous.
"GOUJON" : this fish lives at the bottom of rivers. It is very slow growing. It takes 5 years to reach 10 to 15 cm. It feeds on larvae, insects, worms and small crustaceans.
"PERCHE SOLEIL" : it was introduced from America at the beginning of the 20th century. It prefers areas overgrown with aquatic vegetation in clear, temperate waters.
"POISSON-CHAT" : native to the United States, this fish was accidentally introduced at the end of the 19th century. It lives in calm and temperate waters. This voracious fish feeds on worms, molluscs, aquatic insects, eggs, fish and crayfish.
"SANDRE" is native to Central Europe. It is present in lakes and large uncommon rivers. It has a fairly strong growth and can reach up to 60 cm. It feeds on fish such as bleak, roach, tench, bream, perch and crayfish.
"SILURE GLANE" : native to Eastern Europe, it was present in France, in the Rhône basin, during the Quaternary period. Reintroduced by man, it mainly colonized the Seille, the Saône and the Rhône. It appreciates calm, deep and murky waters.
It can reach 2m to 2.50m and weigh between 60kg and over 100kg. Its lifespan is 15 to 20 years. It feeds on fish (bream, tench, bleak, barbel, etc.) and only kills for food.
"TANCHE" : this fish lives in calm and stagnant waters. It is omnivorous and searches the depths for food.
"TRUITE FARIO" : it likes lively, fresh water and rivers with medium or steep slopes. It feeds on larvae of aquatic insects, insects and small fish.