Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Clupeiformes > Family: Clupeidae > Genus: Alosa > Species: Alosa maeotica

Black Sea shad - Alosa maeotica (Grimm, 1901)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 0 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • marine inlets and transitional waters
  • shelf
May also occur in
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code 4126


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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

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Black Sea shad English Fishbase
Blech Bulgarian Fishbase
Kertchenskaja seld Russian Fishbase
Ringa baligi Turkish Fishbase
Scrumbie alba de mare Romanian Fishbase
Scrumbie de mare Romanian Fishbase
Sledz azowski Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Clupea maeotica Grimm, 1901
Caspialosa brauneri Nikolski, 1923
Alosa brashnikovi maeotica (Grimm, 1901)
Alosa brauneri Nikolski, 1923
Caspialosa brauneri forma elongata Issachenko, 1925
Alosa pontica pontica (non Eichwald, 1838)
Caspialosa brauneri elongata Isachenko, 1925
Alosa maeotica maeotica (Grimm, 1901)
Caspialosa brashnikovi maeotica (Grimm, 1901)
Alosa braschnikowii maeotica (Grimm, 1901)

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
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