Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Barbus > Species: Barbus comizo

Iberian Barbel - Barbus comizo Steindachner, 1865

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 101 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code 1142


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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

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
ES0000014 Spain Monfragüe y las Dehesas del Entorno Map
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000051 Spain Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche Map
ES0000068 Spain Embalse de Orellana y Sierra de Pela Map
ES0000069 Spain Embalse de Cornalvo y Sierra Bermeja Map
ES0000070 Spain Sierra de San Pedro Map
ES0000071 Spain Llanos de Cáceres y Sierra de Fuentes Map
ES0000089 Spain Valle del Tiétar y embalses de Rosarito y Navalcán Map
ES0000092 Spain Alto Tajo Map
ES0000093 Spain ZEPA Montes de Toledo Map
ES0000155 Spain Sierras de Almadén - Chillón y Guadalmez Map
ES0000163 Spain Sierra de Altomira Map
ES0000169 Spain Río Tajo en Castrejón, islas de Malpica de Tajo y Azután Map
ES0000326 Spain Embalse de Borbollón Map
ES0000334 Spain Sierras Centrales y Embalse de Alange Map
ES0000355 Spain Hurdes Map
ES0000356 Spain Riberos del Almonte Map
ES0000367 Spain La Serena y Sierras Periféricas Map
ES0000368 Spain Río Tajo Internacional y Riberos Map
ES0000369 Spain Llanos de Alcantara y Brozas Map
ES0000370 Spain Sierra de Gata y Valle de las Pilas Map
ES0000393 Spain Azud de Badajoz Map
ES0000397 Spain Embalse de la Serena Map
ES0000398 Spain Llanos y Complejo Lagunar de la Albuera Map
ES0000399 Spain Embalse del Zujar Map
ES0000400 Spain Arrozales de Palazuelo y Guadalperales Map
ES0000407 Spain Nacimiento del Río Gevora Map
ES0000408 Spain Vegas del Ruecas, Cubilar y Moheda Alta Map
ES0000415 Spain Embalse de Alcántara Map
ES0000421 Spain Embalse Gabriel y Galán Map
ES0000427 Spain Río y Pinares del Tietar Map
ES0000434 Spain Canchos de Ramiro y Ladronera Map
ES4310004 Spain Dehesas de Jerez Map
ES4310009 Spain Puerto Peña - los Golondrinos Map
ES4320039 Spain Sierra de las Villuercas y Valle del Guadarranque Map
PTZPE0043 Portugal Campo Maior Map
PTZPE0047 Portugal Vale do Guadiana Map
ES4310028 Spain Río Matachel Map
ES4220007 Spain Ríos Quejigal, Valdeazogues y Alcudia Map
ES4310059 Spain Río Gevora Bajo Map
ES6150018 Spain Río Guadiana y Ribera de Chanza Map
ES6130010 Spain Río Guadamatilla y Arroyo del Tamujar Map
ES6130004 Spain Río Guadalmez Map
ES4220003 Spain Ríos de la cuenca media del Guadiana y laderas vertientes Map
ES4310010 Spain La Serena Map
ES4320037 Spain Sierra de Gata Map
ES4250001 Spain Sierra de San Vicente y valles del Tiétar y Alberche Map
PTCON0053 Portugal Moura / Barrancos Map
ES4240003 Spain Riberas del Henares Map
ES4310024 Spain Río Guadamez Map
ES4320061 Spain Arroyos Patana y Regueros Map
ES4320069 Spain Río Esperaban Map
ES4320077 Spain Monfragüe Map
ES4310026 Spain Río Guadiana Alto - Zujar Map
ES4310022 Spain Río Gevora Alto Map
ES6150022 Spain Rivera de Chanza Map
ES4320033 Spain Rivera de los Molinos y la Torre Map
ES4310064 Spain Río Ortiga Map
ES4250009 Spain Yesares del valle del Tajo Map
ES4240018 Spain Sierra de Altomira Map
PTCON0032 Portugal Rio Guadiana / Juromenha Map
ES4320031 Spain Río Tietar Map
ES4320029 Spain Río Ruecas Alto Map
ES4310061 Spain Laguna temporal de Murtales Map
ES4320011 Spain Las Hurdes Map
ES4240016 Spain Alto Tajo Map
ES6150010 Spain Andévalo Occidental Map
ES6130012 Spain Río Zújar Map
ES4320071 Spain Ríos Alagon y Jerte Map
ES4310020 Spain Río Ardila Bajo Map
ES4320002 Spain Cedillo y Río Tajo Internacional Map
ES4320013 Spain Granadilla Map
ES6130015 Spain Río Guadalquivir -Tramo Medio Map
ES4320038 Spain Sierra de Gredos y Valle del Jerte Map
ES4310027 Spain Río Guadiana Internacional Map
ES4320030 Spain Río Salor Map
ES4210017 Spain Lagunas de Ruidera Map
ES4250014 Spain Sotos del río Alberche Map
ES4320073 Spain Rivera de Aurela Map
ES4310060 Spain Corredores de Siruela Map
PTCON0036 Portugal Guadiana Map
ES4310015 Spain Río Alcarrache Map
ES4310032 Spain Rivera de los Limonetes - Nogales Map
ES4320016 Spain Río Aljucen Alto Map
ES4310023 Spain Río Guadalemar Map
ES4320060 Spain Arroyos Barbaon y Calzones Map
ES4220002 Spain Sierra de Picón Map
ES4220015 Spain Sierras de Almadén - Chillón - Guadalmez Map
ES6150019 Spain Bajo Guadalquivir Map
ES4320018 Spain Río Almonte Map
ES4320074 Spain Rivera de Membrio Map
ES4320070 Spain Río Guadalupejo Map
ES4320021 Spain Río Erjas Map
ES4310017 Spain Río Aljucén Bajo Map
ES4310019 Spain Río Ardila Alto Map
ES4250005 Spain Montes de Toledo Map
ES4310008 Spain Estena Map
ES6130017 Spain Alto Guadiato Map
ES4320001 Spain Canchos de Ramiro Map
ES4310074 Spain Arroyos Cabriles y Friegamuñoz Map
ES4310075 Spain Rivera de Taliga Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Barbeau ibérique French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Barbo Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Barbo comiza Spanish Fishbase
Barbo comizo Spanish Fishbase
Barbo iberico Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Espanjanbi Finnish Fishbase
Iberian Barbel English Fishbase
Iberische Barbe German Fishbase
Iberisk barbe Danish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Barbus comiza Steindachner, 1865
Luciobarbus comizo (Steindachner, 1864)

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

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