136521 Roach Rutilus rutilus Length 10-25cm
The Roach is a familiar deep-bodied fish. Adult has a mainly silvery body, that is palest below, red pelvic and anal fins, and reddish brown dorsal, pectoral and tail fins. The dorsal fin is sited above the pelvic fins (cf Rudd). The Roach is common and widespread in England but less so in Wales and Scotland; it is rare in Ireland where, confusingly, the more common Rudd is sometimes called ‘Roach’.