Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Achondrostoma > Species: Achondrostoma oligolepis

Ruivaco - Achondrostoma oligolepis Robalo, Doadrio, Almada & Kottelat, 2005

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 21 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code 6156


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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.


Not evaluated


Least Concern


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

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
PTCON0019 Portugal Rio Minho Map
PTCON0020 Portugal Rio Lima Map
PTCON0024 Portugal Valongo Map
PTCON0039 Portugal Serra D'Arga Map
PTZPE0001 Portugal Estuários dos Rios Minho e Coura Map
PTZPE0004 Portugal Ria de Aveiro Map
PTZPE0005 Portugal Paul de Arzila Map
PTZPE0008 Portugal Paul do Boquilobo Map
PTZPE0037 Portugal Rios Sabor e Maçãs Map
PTCON0015 Portugal Serras d'Aire e Candeeiros Map
PTCON0026 Portugal Rio Vouga Map
PTCON0021 Portugal Rios Sabor e Maçãs Map
PTCON0014 Portugal Serra da Estrela Map
PTCON0045 Portugal Sicó / Alvaiázere Map
PTCON0005 Portugal Paul de Arzila Map
PTCON0060 Portugal Serra da Lousã Map
PTCON0027 Portugal Carregal do Sal Map
PTCON0046 Portugal Azabuxo-Leiria Map
PTCON0059 Portugal Rio Paiva Map
PTCON0047 Portugal Serras da Freita e Arada Map
PTCON0061 Portugal Ria de Aveiro Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Portugiesische plötze German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Ruivaco English Fishbase
Ruivaco Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Rutilo protugués Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Rutilus macrolepidotus (Steindachner, 1866)

Other resources

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External data

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