Orfe or Ide

Leuciscus idus

Description:

Ide

Golden Orfe

Facts:

This fish has two basic forms the silver or common form and the golden ornamental form. They are all originally releases from aquarists. They can breed rapidly in enclosed waters and often form stunted populations. They are a long lived species that can live in excess of 20 years.

Introduced:

Mid 19th Century
Origin:
Europe
Location:
Established in a few rivers and many stillwaters in the UK.
Status:
Stable
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