The streber (Zingel streber)

The streber is a span long fish inhabiting some of the water flows of the Danube river basin. Due to its brownish colour and stripped pattern it is difficult to be noticed on the river bottom. As it is small and mostly active at night it is not well known among the local inhabitants and fishermen. Its existence in the Kolpa river had not been recognized until discovered by the divers in the eighties. It is listed on the red list among the endangered species. For the first time I filmed the streber in the area of the present day Kolpa Regional Park in 1989, and the present video…