Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Carassius > Species: Carassius auratus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Carassius auratus langsdorfii Temminck & Schlegel, 1846 Fishbase (2002)
Carassius auratus grandoculis Temminck & Schlegel, 1846 Fishbase (2002)
Carassius auratus buergeri Temminck & Schlegel, 1846 Fishbase (2002)

Gibel carp - Carassius auratus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Natura 2000 species code 5583

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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.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


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

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aranyhal Hungarian Fishbase
Caras rosu Romanian Fishbase
Caras-auriu Romanian Fishbase
Carassin doré French Fishbase
Carassio dorato Italian Fishbase
Cheisopsaro Greek Fishbase
Chernyi teleskop Russian Fishbase
Chryssopsaro Greek Fishbase
Ciprino dorato Italian Fishbase
Cyprin doré French Fishbase
Dorade de Chine French Fishbase
Gibel carp English Fishbase
Goldfisch German Fishbase
Goldfish English Fishbase
Goudvis Dutch Fishbase
Guldfisk Danish Fishbase
Guldfisk Swedish Fishbase
Gullfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Karas Russian Fishbase
Karas zlocisty Polish Fishbase
Karas zlocisty a. chinski Polish Fishbase
Karuss Norwegian Fishbase
Kirmizi balik Turkish Fishbase
Kultakala Finnish Fishbase
Peixe dourado Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe encarnado Portuguese Fishbase
Peixe-encarnado Portuguese Fishbase
Pesce dorato Italian Fishbase
Pesco rosso Italian Fishbase
Peshk i kuq Albanian Fishbase
Pez rojo Spanish Fishbase
Poisson rouge French Fishbase
Serebryanyi karas' Russian Fishbase
Sølvkaruds Danish Fishbase
Sølvkarusse Danish Fishbase
Zlatnakarracuda Bulgarian Fishbase
Zolotaja rybka Russian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Carassius auratus auratus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Synonym) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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