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European perch

European perch

Zander

Zander

European crayfish

European crayfish

Zander

Zander

Facts

LatinSander lucioperca
Size120 cm
FoodFish
HabitatLakes, large streams and rivers
IUCN

Least concern

LocationEurope and Asia
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A ferocious predatory fish

At the top of the food chain you will find the zander. With its voracious appetite, it is famed for devouring large portions of other fish populations. It also has no qualms about eating members of its own species.

Hunts in the dark

The zander specialises in hunting in the dark. Its eye contains a special ‘organ’ that helps it to see its prey in weak light. The weak light also adds to the zander’s camouflage as it sneaks up on its prey.


Sturgeon

Danish stream

Danish lake

Herrings in the Sound

Boulder reef in the Sound

Stone reefs and jellyfish

Sandy bottom

Eelgrass in the Sound

Faroese bird cliff

Seaotter

Pacific octopus

Japanese spider crab

American lobster