Barbel

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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What is the animal Barbel known for?

The barbel is a freshwater fish that belongs to the carp family.

It is known for having four barbels around its mouth, which are whisker-like organs that help it find food on the river bottom.

The barbel is also a strong swimmer that can withstand fast-flowing water and move rocks with its mouth.

It is omnivorous and opportunistic, feeding on worms, mollusks, larvae, plants, and eggs of other fish.
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What does the Barbel look like?

The Barbel is a type of freshwater fish that belongs to the genus Barbus.
It has four whisker-like structures near its mouth, called barbels, that help it find food in the water.
The Barbel can grow up to 100 cm long and weigh up to 10 kg, but most are much smaller.
The Barbel lives in fast-flowing rivers with gravel or stone bottoms, where it feeds on insects, worms, crustaceans and small fish.
The Barbel is a popular sport fish in some countries, but its roe is poisonous and can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
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