Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Aristichthys > Species: Aristichthys nobilis

Bighead - Aristichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Data Deficient


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

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
Ballgjeri laraman Albanian Fishbase
Bighead English Fishbase
Bighead carp English Fishbase
Carpa dalla testa grande Italian Fishbase
Carpe à grosse tête French Fishbase
Carpe marbrée French Fishbase
Crap argintiu nobil Romanian Fishbase
Gefleckter Silberkarpfen German Fishbase
Grootkopkarper Dutch Fishbase
Marmorkarpfen German Fishbase
Novac Romanian Fishbase
Pastar tolstolob Bulgarian Fishbase
Pestryi tolstolob Russian Fishbase
Piestryi tolstolobik Russian Fishbase
Tolpyga pstra Polish Fishbase
Tovstolob strokatyi Ukrainian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845)
Leuciscus nobilis Richardson, 1845
Hypophthalmichthys mantschuricus Kner, 1867

Other resources

Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Aristichthys nobilis European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Synonym) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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