Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Scardinius > Species: Scardinius graecus

Greek Rudd - Scardinius graecus Stephanidis, 1937

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 1 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code 1121


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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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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

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Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Escardino griego Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Greek Rudd English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Griechische rotfeder German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Græsk rudskalle Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Rotengle grec French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Scardola di Grecia Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Rutilus graecus (Stephanidis, 1937)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF 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
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External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2008-02-21 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Scardinius graecus
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