Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Clupeiformes > Family: Clupeidae > Genus: Alosa > Species: Alosa caspia caspia

Caspian shad - Alosa caspia caspia (Eichwald, 1838)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Valid parent species Alosa caspia
Natura 2000 species code 5542

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alose French Fishbase
Alose de la mer Noire French Fishbase
Azovskii puzanok Russian Fishbase
Caspian shad English Fishbase
Il'men shad English Fishbase
Il'mennyi puzanok Russian Fishbase
Puzanek kaspijski Polish Fishbase
Sábalo del Mar Negro Spanish Fishbase
Shad English Fishbase
Synonym Author
Alosa alosa bulgarica Drensky, 1934
Alosa bulgarica (non Drensky, 1934)
Caspialosa caspia salina Svetovidov, 1963
Caspialosa caspia persica Il'in, 1927
Caspialosa knipowitscha (non Iljin, 1927)
Clupea caspia Eichwald, 1838
Caspialosa caspia Eichwald, 1838
Caspialosa caspia aestuarina Berg 1932
Caspialosa caspia kaidakensis Kazancheev 1936
Caspialosa caspia knipowitschi saraica Berg 1948

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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