Arctic char

Scientific Name: Salvelinus alpinus

Quick Facts:

  • Arctic char is a native of the Alpine lakes.
  • It was imported to the Parma province in 1946, to celebrate the end of World War II.

Brown trout

Scientific Name: Salmo trutta fario

Quick Facts:

  • The brown trout is indigenous of mountain rivers, and is one of the most appreciated species among fishers. 
  • Its spotted coat helps the fish to be camouflaged with the surrounding environment.

Large cyprinids

These two cyprinids are considered endangered species and are very important in conservation ecology because they're good bioindicators of fluvial habitats.

Italian barbel

Scientific Name: Barbus plebeju

Click for information about Project LIFE Barbie, an conservation program supporting the Italian Barbel.

Mediterranean barbel

Scientific Name: Barbus meridionalis

Small cyprinids

These two small cyprinids are typical of the rivers in northern Italy.


Scientific Name: Telestes multicellus

South European nase

Scientific Name: Protochondrostoma genei


European bullhead

Scientific Name: Cottus gobio

Quick Facts:

  • This fish has a large and spiny head.
  • It's nocturnal; during the day, it hides under rocks or among water plants.
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