Re: NANFA-- Tench, Tinca tinca

Christopher Scharpf (
Mon, 12 May 2003 21:09:39 -0400


I don't know of any recent records, but I do know that the tench failed to
establish itself it in many waters in which it was introduced. It9s a rather
sluggish species that is not very aggressive towards other fishes. Some
evidence suggests that tench fared poorly in the presence of North American
sunfishes, and were out-competed by the considerably more abundant common

Chris Scharpf

> From: Mark <>
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> Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 16:52:01 -0400
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> Subject: NANFA-- Tench, Tinca tinca
> Does anyone have any info on the current status of the tench, Tinca
> tinca, east of the rockies? Specifically, have there been any recent
> records from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, or New York? I have
> seen the USGS NAS site already. I want to find out whether there is a
> good chance of actually collecting this species in the eastern US
> today. It is a European native. Thanks!
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