Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Alburnus > Species: Alburnus alburnus

Bleak - Alburnus alburnus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 5539


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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Regionally Extinct
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EU conservation status

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Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Ablé French Fishbase
Ablette French Fishbase
Alborella Italian Fishbase
Albur Spanish Fishbase
Alburno Spanish Fishbase
Alver Dutch Fishbase
Benlöja Swedish Fishbase
Blanchet French Fishbase
Bleak English Fishbase
Bleue French Fishbase
Coureur French Fishbase
Garlesco French Fishbase
Inci baligi Turkish Fishbase
Lang-Bleck German Fishbase
Laube French Fishbase
Laube German Fishbase
Laue Norwegian Fishbase
Löja Swedish Fishbase
Løje Danish Fishbase
Løye Norwegian Fishbase
Milling Danish Fishbase
Mirandelle French Fishbase
Nablé French Fishbase
Nablo French Fishbase
Oblet Romanian Fishbase
Ouklej obecná Czech Fishbase
Plasica Macedonian Fishbase
Ravanesco French Fishbase
Ruivaca Portuguese Fishbase
Salakka Finnish Fishbase
Sardine French Fishbase
Szélhajtó küsz Hungarian Fishbase
Tsironi sirko Greek Fishbase
Ucleyka Bulgarian Fishbase
Ukelei German Fishbase
Ukleika Russian Fishbase
Ukleja Polish Fishbase
Uklija Serbian Fishbase
Ukljeva Serbian Fishbase
Zelenika Slovenian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cyprinus alburnus Linnaeus, 1758
Leuciscus alburnus Fleming, 1828
Abramis alburnus Nilsson, 1855
Alburnus lucidus Heckel & Kner, 1858
Alburnus fabraei Blanchard, 1866
Cyprinus albor Scopoli, 1786
Cyprinus lanceolatus Bloch, 1801
Aspius ochrodon Fitzinger, 1832
Aspius arborella Bonaparte, 1841
Aspius alburnoides de Selys-Longchamps, 1842
Alburnus alborella Filippi, 1844
Alburnus ausonii Bonaparte, 1844
Alburnus avola Bonaparte, 1844
Alburnus strigio Bonaparte, 1844
Alburnus obtusus Bonaparte, 1845
Alburnus acutus Bonaparte, 1845
Alburnos avola Bonaparte, 1845
Alburnus gracilis Bonaparte, 1845
Alburnus fracchia Bonaparte, 1845
Leuciscus alburnellus Martens, 1857
Alburnus breviceps Heckel & Kner, 1858
Alburnus scoranzoides Heckel & Kner, 1858
Alburnus mirandella Blanchard, 1866
Albrunus fabraei Blanchard, 1866
Alburnus linnei Malm, 1877
Alburnus arquatus Fatio, 1882
Alborella maxima Fatio, 1882
Alburnus lucidus lacustris Heckel & Kner, 1858
Alburnus fracchia Heckel & Kner, 1858
Alburnus lucidus angustior Walecki, 1863
Alburnus lucidus latior Walecki, 1863
Alburnus alborella lateristriga Canestrini, 1864
Alburnus lucidus Ilimensis Warpachowski, 1866
Alburnus alburnus macedonicus Karaman, 1928
Alburnus alburnus thessalicus Stephanidis, 1950
Alburnus alburnus strumicae Karaman, 1955
Leuciscus alburnus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Abramis alburnus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Leuciscus dolabratus Valenciennes, 1844
Alburnus alburnus alborella (De Filippi, 1844)
Alburnus lucidus elata Fatio, 1882
Alburnus lucidus elongata Fatio, 1882
Alburnus lucidus oxycephala Fatio, 1882
Alburnus lucidus colobocephala Fatio, 1882
Alburnus lucidus ilmenensis Warpachowski, 1886
Aspius alborella De Filippi, 1844
Alburnus lucidus Bonaparte, 1844
Leuciscus lucidus ilmenensis Warpachowski, 1886
Alburnus alburnus charusini dagestanicus Petrov, 1926
Alburnus alburnus hohenackerkumbaschensis Petrov, 1926
Alburnus lucidus macropterus Kamensky, 1901
Alburnus striatus Petrov, 1926

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External data

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