|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Picture taken in unnamed lakelet at Bartoszewo village near Szczecin city.|
The roach (Rutilus rutilus), also known as the common roach, is a fresh and brackish water fish of the Cyprinidae family, native to most of Europe and western Asia. Note that name "roach" is not unique, but fishes called roach can be any species of the genera Rutilus and Hesperoleucus depending on locality. The plural of the term is also roach.
The roach is typically a small fish, often reaching no more than about 35 cm (14 inches). Maximum length is 45-50 cm. The body has a blueish silvery colour and becomes white at the belly. The fins are red. The number of scales along the lateral line is 39-48. The dorsal and anal fin has 12-14 rays.
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