Moderlieschen, or Belica, is a small freshwater fish that is distributed in Europe and Transcaucasia. Inhabits rivers and lakes, and even small, overgrown ponds.
■ Listed in Appendix III of the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats as a protected fauna species.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Actinopterygii – ray-finned fishes
■ Order Cypriniformes – carps, minnows, loaches and relatives
■ Family Cyprinidae – carps and minnows
■ Species Leucaspius delineatus – Moderlieschen