Roach is a freshwater fish, distributed both in Europe and western part of Asia. It occurs in rivers, lakes as well as coastal waters near river mouths. Common catch for anglers and also an object of commercial freshwater catch.


■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Actinopterygii – ray-finned fishes
■ Order Cypriniformes – carps, minnows, loaches and relatives
■ Family Cyprinidae – carps and minnows
■ Species Rutilus rutilus – Roach

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