Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Squalius > Species: Squalius cephalus

Squalius cephalus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5944

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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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.

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aitel French Fishbase
Aitel German Fishbase
Blyshi Albanian Fishbase
Cabeda French Fishbase
Cabot truité French Fishbase
Cacho Spanish Fishbase
Cavedano Italian Fishbase
Cavezzale Italian Fishbase
Cephalos Greek Fishbase
Chavasson French Fishbase
Chevaine French Fishbase
Chevaine cabeda French Fishbase
Clean Romanian Fishbase
Däbeler German Fishbase
Dickkopf French Fishbase
Döbel German Fishbase
Døbel Danish Fishbase
Escalo Portuguese Fishbase
Färna Swedish Fishbase
Fejes domolykó Hungarian Fishbase
Golavl Russian Fishbase
Golavl' Russian Fishbase
Govali Russian Fishbase
Italienischer Döbel German Fishbase
Jelec tloušt Czech Fishbase
Juègne French Fishbase
Kaukasischer Döbel German Fishbase
Klen Polish Fishbase
Klen Serbian Fishbase
Klen Slovenian Fishbase
Kopvoorn Dutch Fishbase
Kosswig inci baligi Turkish Fishbase
Mëlyshi Albanian Fishbase
Meun Dutch Fishbase
Meunier French Fishbase
Mulet French Fishbase
Ohridski klen Macedonian Fishbase
Rechen cefal Bulgarian Fishbase
Rechenclen Bulgarian Fishbase
Stam Norwegian Fishbase
Tatlisukefali baligi Turkish Fishbase
Turpa Finnish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Leuciscus cabeda Risso, 1826
Leuciscus cephalus cabeda (Gridelli, 1936)
Leuciscus cephalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cyprinus cephalus Linnaeus, 1758
Squalius berak Heckel 1843
Cyprinus chub Bonnaterre, 1788
Cyprinus lugdunensis Walbaum, 1792
Cyprinus orthonotus Hermann, 1804
Cyprinus albula Nardo, 1827
Cyprinus kietaibeli Reisinger, 1830
Cyprinus rufus Vallot, 1837
Leuciscus squalus Bonaparte, 1837
Leuciscus albus Bonaparte, 1838
Leuciscus cavedanus Bonaparte, 1838
Leuciscus brutius Costa, 1838
Leuciscus rissoi Schinz, 1840
Leuciscus orientalis Nordmann, 1840
Squalius tyberinus Bonaparte, 1841
Leuciscus nothulus Bonaparte, 1841
Squalius pareti Bonaparte, 1841
Squalius cephalopsis Heckel, 1843
Leuciscus squalius Valenciennes, 1844
Leuciscus albiensis Valenciennes, 1844
Leuciscus peloponensis Valenciennes, 1844
Leuciscus frigidus Valenciennes, 1844
Cyprinus salmoneus Gronow, 1854
Leuciscus latifrons Nilsson, 1855
Leuciscus cii Richardson, 1856
Squalius meunier Heckel, 1852
Squalius turcicus Filippi, 1856
Squalius meridionalis Blanchard, 1866
Squalius clathratus Blanchard, 1866
Squalius agdamicus Kamensky, 1901
Cyprinus capito Scopoli, 1786
Squalius turcicus platycephala Kamenskii, 1897
Squalius cephalus athurensis Roule & Cardaillac de Saint-Paul, 1903
Leuciscus orientalis pursakensis Hankó, 1924
Leuciscus cephalus wjatkensis Lukash, 1758
Leuciscus cephalus vardarensis Karaman, 1928
Leuciscus cabeda pamvoticus Stephanidis, 1839
Leuciscus cephalus macedonicus Karaman, 1955
Leuciscus cephalus moreoticus Stephanidis, 1971
Leuciscus cephalus prespenis Fowler, 1977
Leuciscus cephalus ruffoi Bianco & Recchia, 1983
Leuciscus chub pictava De la Pylaie, 1835
Squalus tyberinus Bonaparte, 1841
Squalius cephalus vardarensis Karaman, 1928
Leuciscus cephalus prespensis Fowler, 1977
Leuciscus cephalus cabeda Risso, 1827
Leuciscus cephalus cephalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Leuciscus cephalus albus Bonaparte, 1838
Squalius orientalis Heckel, 1846-49
Leuciscus fellowesii Günther, 1868
Leuciscus cephalus orientalis zangicus Barach, 1934
Leuciscus cephalus orientalis ardebilicus Barach, 1934
Leuciscus cephalus orientalis aralychensis Barach, 1934
Leuciscus cephalus orientalis kaznakovi Berg, 1912
Squalius cephalus cavedanus prespensis Karaman, 1924
Leuciscus svallize zrmanjae risae Vladykov & Petit, 1930
Leuciscus cephalus orientalis thracicus Drensky, 1930
Leucalburnus kosswigi Karaman, 1972
Leuciscus cephalus orientalis Nordmann, 1840
Leuciscus peloponnensis Valenciennes, 1844
Leuciscus peloponnesis Valenciennes, 1844

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External data

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