Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Rutilus > Species: Rutilus rutilus

Roach - Rutilus rutilus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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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

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
Babuscä Romanian Fishbase
Babushka Bulgarian Fishbase
Blanchet French Fishbase
Blankvoorn Dutch Fishbase
Bodorka Hungarian Fishbase
Echatout French Fishbase
Gardon French Fishbase
Gardon blanc French Fishbase
Gråskalle Danish Fishbase
Kizilgöz baligi Turkish Fishbase
Mort Norwegian Fishbase
Mört Swedish Fishbase
Ocheana Romanian Fishbase
Pardelha-dos-Alpes Portuguese Fishbase
Plitka Ukrainian Fishbase
Ploc Polish Fishbase
Ploc aralska Polish Fishbase
Plotice obecná Czech Fishbase
Plotva Russian Fishbase
Plotva obyknovennaya Russian Fishbase
Plotze French Fishbase
Plötze German Fishbase
Rdeceoka Slovenian Fishbase
Roach English Fishbase
Roche French Fishbase
Roddogen German Fishbase
Roiste Irish (recte Irish Gaelic) Fishbase
Rotauge German Fishbase
Rothauge German Fishbase
Rutilo Italian Fishbase
Rutilo Spanish Fishbase
Särki Finnish Fishbase
Skalle Danish Fishbase
Taran Russian Fishbase
Taranca Romanian Fishbase
Tarran Bulgarian Fishbase
Vengeron French Fishbase
No synonyms available.

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
NOBANIS: Rutilus rutilus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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