Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Rhodeus > Species: Rhodeus sericeus

Amur bitterling - Rhodeus sericeus (Pallas, 1776)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 2528


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Threat and conservation status

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Lower Risk: Least Concern


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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
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Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
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EU conservation status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Acibalik Turkish Fishbase
Amur bitterling English Fishbase
Bitterling English Fishbase
Bitterling German Fishbase
Bitterling Norwegian Fishbase
Bitterling Swedish Fishbase
Bittervoorn Dutch Fishbase
Boarta Romanian Fishbase
Bobousca Greek Fishbase
Bouviere French Fishbase
Gavcica Serbian Fishbase
Gorchak obyknovennyi Russian Fishbase
Gorchivka Bulgarian Fishbase
Gortschak Russian Fishbase
Horavka duhová Czech Fishbase
Katkerokala Finnish Fishbase
Pezdirek Slovenian Fishbase
Ploskun Macedonian Fishbase
Rozanka Polish Fishbase
Rozanka a. siekierka Polish Fishbase
Szivárványos ökle Hungarian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cyprinus sericeus Pallas, 1776
Rhodeus mantschuricus Mori, 1934
Rhodeus sericeus sericeus (Pallas, 1776)
Rhodeus sericeus sinensis Günther, 1868
Rhodeus amarus sericeus (Pallas, 1776)

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2007-10-02 Latvia LATVIA 2001-2006 Rhodeus sericeus
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