Chondrostoma nasus


The common nase is a European potamodromous cyprinid fish. It is often simply called the nase, but that can refer to any species of its genus Chondrostoma. Name referring to the characteristic horny layer on the lower lip. Generally, these fish grow to 25-40 cm (9-15 in) in length, and weigh from 0.3 to 1 kg (0.6-2.2 lb).  In the river, nase prefer staying in currents, closer to the bottom, choosing stony surfaces covered with aquatic plants, or dense sand. 

Autumn 2022

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 tight lines and wet landing nets!

Author: Marina Kropec

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