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Other Exotic FishTinca Tinca

Tench

 

Tinca tinca (Tench)

 

Family: Cyprinidae

 

Status: Introduced.

 

Size: Maximum size is 70 cm, though most specimens are very much smaller. 

 

Description: Stocky, carp-like shape and olive-green skin, darker above and almost golden below. Rounded fins and slightly forked tail.  Single pair of barbless in the corner of the mouth.

 

Location: This is not likely found in the CMN area but may have been recorded in the upper Murray.

 

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Species Information

  • Tinca Tinca Scientific name
  • Tench Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive
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