The barbel is an iconic river species from the cyprinidae family. It prefers highly oxygenated waters with strong currents and sandy or pebbled bottoms. The species is native to Northern and Eastern Europe and has a characteristic elongated and aerodynamic body with a dark back and golden sides. It feeds on small organisms like gastropods, insects and small crustaceans. Barbel roe is poisonous to humans. It is an incredibly popular species amongst anglers due to its sheer strength and endurance.
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