Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Salmoniformes > Family: Salmonidae > Genus: Coregonus > Species: Coregonus albula

European cisco - Coregonus albula (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Atlantic - Unfavourable-Bad
Boreal - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Marine Baltic - Favourable
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • coastal
  • marine inlets and transitional waters
  • rivers and lakes
May also occur in
  • shelf
Natura 2000 species code 2492


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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

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Coregon-mic Romanian Fishbase
Coregone bianco Italian Fishbase
Corégone blanc French Fishbase
Coregono blanco Spanish Fishbase
Coregono branco Portuguese Fishbase
Coregono-bicudo Portuguese Fishbase
European cisco English Fishbase
Evropeiskaja riapushka Russian Fishbase
Evropeiskaya ryapushka Russian Fishbase
Heltling Danish Fishbase
Kleine Maräne German Fishbase
Kleine marene Dutch Fishbase
Korégonos Greek Fishbase
Lagesild Norwegian Fishbase
Muikku Finnish Fishbase
Petite marène French Fishbase
repsis Latvian Latvian NRC
Sielawa Polish Fishbase
Siklöja Swedish Fishbase
Vendace English Fishbase
White fish English Fishbase
Zwergmaräne German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Salmo albula Linnaeus, 1758
Salmo vimba Linnaeus, 1758
Salmo maraenula Bloch, 1779
Coregonus muraenula Wulff, 1765
Coregonus albula norvegica Günther, 1866
Coregonus albula finnica Günther, 1866
Coregonus brevis Mäklin, 1869
Coregonus albula olonensis Borisov, 1924
Coregonus sardinella vessicus Drjagin, 1932
Coregonus albula pereslavicus Berg, 1932
Coregonus albula vodlosericus Lukash, 1939
Coregonus sardinella marisalbi Berg, 1916
Cyprinus muraenula Wulff, 1765
Coregonus albula perejaslawica Polyakov, 1874
Coregonus albula pereslawicus Borisov, 1924
Coregonus albula ladogae Pravdin, Golubev & Belyaeva, 1938
Coregonus albula ladogensis Berg, 1948
Coregonus albula topozeri Novikov, 1947

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
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2014-11-17 Lithuania Report for Habitats Directive 2011-2012 Report for Habitats Directive 2011-2012
2013-12-29 Lithuania Third LT report on Art.17,2007-2012 LT_species_reports-131230-135438.xml
2013-12-29 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2013 SE_species_reports-131230-111623.xml
2013-12-08 Poland Habitats Directive Art. 17 Report PL_species_reports.xml
2013-10-18 Latvia LATVIA_2007-2012 LV_species_reports-131018-113252.xml
2013-10-10 United Kingdom Habitats Directive Article 17 2013 2nd submission UK GB_species_reports-13925-15297.xml
2013-10-07 Finland Habitat directive reporting (FI) 2007-2012 FI_species_reports.xml
2013-09-17 Estonia Eesti2013 EE_species_reports-13917-14855.xml
2011-11-10 United Kingdom Directive 92/43/EEC: Derogation under Article 16: Report by the UK for 2009-2010 NE contribution to 92/43/EEC Article 16 UK Report
2008-04-14 Estonia eesti Species questionnaire for Coregonus albula
2008-04-10 Germany German national report Species questionnaire for Coregonus albula
2008-03-02 Lithuania Buveiniu direktyvos igyvendinimo ataskaita Species questionnaire for Coregonus albula
2008-02-24 United Kingdom UK_submission Coregonus albula
2008-01-10 Finland Suomi virallinen Species questionnaire for Coregonus albula
2007-10-02 Latvia LATVIA 2001-2006 Coregonus albula
2007-10-02 Sweden Report on Implementation Measures (Art.17.1)_delivery 2007 Species questionnaire for Coregonus albula
2007-10-01 Poland Report on Implementation Measures Species questionnaire for Coregonus albula
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