Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Percidae > Genus: Sander > Species: Sander lucioperca

European pike-perch - Sander lucioperca (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS, see also fact sheet
Natura 2000 species code 5834

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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
Alâar Romanian Fishbase
Biala ribba Bulgarian Fishbase
Byala riba Bulgarian Fishbase
Candát obecný Czech Fishbase
Ciopic Romanian Fishbase
European pike-perch English Fishbase
Fogas süllö Hungarian Fishbase
Gjörs Norwegian Fishbase
Gjørs Norwegian Fishbase
Gös Swedish Fishbase
Guran Romanian Fishbase
Kuha Finnish Fishbase
Levrek Turkish Fishbase
Luci Albanian Fishbase
Lúcio perca Portuguese Fishbase
Lucioperca Italian Fishbase
Lucioperca Portuguese Fishbase
Lucioperca Spanish Fishbase
Lucioperke Albanian Fishbase
Perch-pike English Fishbase
Pike-perch English Fishbase
Pikeperch English Fishbase
Salau Romanian Fishbase
Sandacz Polish Fishbase
Sandart Danish Fishbase
Sandaten German Fishbase
Sandra Italian Fishbase
Sandre French Fishbase
Schill German Fishbase
Smuc Slovenian Fishbase
Smud Serbian Fishbase
Smudj Serbian Fishbase
Snoekbaars Dutch Fishbase
Strapazan Romanian Fishbase
Sudak Russian Fishbase
Sudak baligi Turkish Fishbase
Suduc Romanian Fishbase
Sulka Bulgarian Fishbase
Zander English Fishbase
Zander German Fishbase
Zmug Romanian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Lucioperca lucioperca (Schindler, 1957)
Stizostedion lucioperca (Linnaeus, 1758)
Perca lucioperca Linnaeus, 1758
Centropomus sandat Lacepède, 1802
Lucioperca sandra Cuvier, 1828
Lucioperca linnei Malm, 1877
Lucioperca lucioperca (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 (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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