Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Rutilus > Species: Rutilus rutilus

Roach - Rutilus rutilus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Natura 2000 species code 5822

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Babuscä Romanian Fishbase
Babushka Bulgarian Fishbase
Blanchet French Fishbase
Blankvoorn Dutch Fishbase
Bodorka Hungarian Fishbase
Echatout French Fishbase
Gardon French Fishbase
Gardon blanc French Fishbase
Gråskalle Danish Fishbase
Kizilgöz baligi Turkish Fishbase
Mort Norwegian Fishbase
Mört Swedish Fishbase
Ocheana Romanian Fishbase
Pardelha-dos-Alpes Portuguese Fishbase
Plitka Ukrainian Fishbase
Ploc Polish Fishbase
Ploc aralska Polish Fishbase
Plotice obecná Czech Fishbase
Plotva Russian Fishbase
Plotva obyknovennaya Russian Fishbase
Plotze French Fishbase
Plötze German Fishbase
Rdeceoka Slovenian Fishbase
Roach English Fishbase
Roche French Fishbase
Roddogen German Fishbase
Roiste Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Rotauge German Fishbase
Rothauge German Fishbase
Rutilo Italian Fishbase
Rutilo Spanish Fishbase
Särki Finnish Fishbase
Skalle Danish Fishbase
Taran Russian Fishbase
Taranca Romanian Fishbase
Tarran Bulgarian Fishbase
Vengeron French Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cyprinus rutilus Linnaeus, 1758
Rutilus rutilus aralensis Berg, 1916
Rutilus rutilus schelkovnikovi Derjavin, 1926
Cyprinus lacustris Pallas, 1814
Cyprinus rubellio Leske, 1774
Cyprinus jaculus Jurine, 1825
Leuciscus decipiens Agassiz, 1835
Leuciscus prasinus Agassiz, 1835
Cyprinus xanthopterus Vallot, 1837
Cyprinus fulvus Vallot, 1837
Gardonus pigulus Bonaparte, 1841
Leucos cenisophius Bonaparte, 1845
Leuciscus selysii Selys-Longchamps, 1842
Leuciscus rutiloides de Selys-Longchamps, 1842
Leuciscus pausingeri Heckel, 1843
Leuciscus lividus Heckel, 1843
Leucos pigulus Bonaparte, 1844
Gardonus ruboculus Walecki, 1863
Leuciscus pallens Blanchard, 1866
Cyprinus simus Hermann, 1804
Cyprinus pigus Gronov, 1854
Leuciscus rutilus daugawensis Dybowski, 1862
Leuciscus jurinii Dybowski, 1862
Leuciscus rutilus caspicus Yakovlev, 1870
Leuciscus rutilus communis Yakovlev, 1873
Leuciscus rutilus fluviatilis Yakovlev, 1873
Leuciscus rutilus auratus Yakovlev, 1873
Leuciscus rutilus forma bolmensis Malm, 1877
Leuciscus rutilus terekensis Rossikov, 1895
Leuciscus rutilus communis Rossikov, 1895
Leuciscus rutilus vobla Dikson, 1909
Rutilus rutilus mariza Drensky, 1926
Leuciscus pigus dojranensis Karaman, 1928
Rutilus rutilus carpathorossicus Vladykov, 1930
Rutilus rutilus uzboicus Berg, 1932
Rutilus rutilus bucharensis Nikolsky, 1933
Rutilus rutilus sucharensis Stangenberg, 1938
Rutilus rutilus goplensis Stangenberg, 1938
Rutilus rutilus vegariticus Stephanidis, 1950
Rutilus rutilus frici Misik, 1957
Leuciscus rutilus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cyprinus ruttilus Linnaeus, 1758
Leucos cenisophius Bonaparte, 1841
Leuciscus rutilus bolmensis Malm, 1877
Leuciscus rutilus elata Fatio, 1882
Leuciscus rutilus elongata Fatio, 1882
Leuciscus rutilus crassa Fatio, 1882
Leuciscus rutilus aurata Fatio, 1882
Leuciscus rutilus wobla Grimm, 1896
Leuciscus rutilus erytraea Antipa, 1909
Rutilus rutilus rutilus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rutilus rutilus caspicus (Yakovlev, 1870)
Rutilus rutilus caspicus knipowitschi Pravdin, 1927
Rutilus rutilus aralensis phragmiteti Berg, 1932
Rutilus rutilus caspicus tscharchalensis Berg, 1932
Rutilus rutilus caspicus kurensis Berg, 1932
Rutilus rutilus caspicus geoktshaicus Barach, 1941
Rutilus rutilus lacustris menschikowi Kirillov, 1962
Rutilus rutilus lacustris Pallas, 1814

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WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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