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

Alosa tanaica (Grimm, 1901)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Black Sea - Poor
Continental - Poor
Marine Black Sea - Unknown
Steppic - Poor
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 27 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
Natura 2000 species code 4127


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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

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ROSCI0012 Romania Brațul Măcin Map
BG0001007 Bulgaria Strandzha Map
BG0000241 Bulgaria Srebarna Map
ROSCI0006 Romania Balta Mică a Brăilei Map
ROSCI0094 Romania Izvoarele sulfuroase submarine de la Mangalia Map
ROSCI0273 Romania Zona marină de la Capul Tuzla Map
ROSCI0269 Romania Vama Veche - 2 Mai Map
ROSCI0066 Romania Delta Dunării - zona marină Map
ROSCI0065 Romania Delta Dunării Map
BG0000146 Bulgaria Plazh Gradina - Zlatna ribka Map
ROSCI0022 Romania Canaralele Dunării Map
BG0001001 Bulgaria Ropotamo Map
BG0000621 Bulgaria Ezero Shabla - Ezerets Map
BG0000574 Bulgaria Aheloy - Ravda - Nesebar Map
BG0000620 Bulgaria Pomorie Map
ROSCI0197 Romania Plaja submersă Eforie Nord - Eforie Sud Map
BG0000154 Bulgaria Ezero Durankulak Map
BG0000103 Bulgaria Galata Map
BG0000100 Bulgaria Plazh Shkorpilovtsi Map
BG0000116 Bulgaria Kamchia Map
BG0001004 Bulgaria Emine - Irakli Map
BG0000573 Bulgaria Kompleks Kaliakra Map
ROSCI0281 Romania Cap Aurora Map
ROSCI0293 Romania Costinesti - 23 August Map
BG0001500 Bulgaria Aladzha banka Map
BG0001502 Bulgaria Otmanli Map
BG0001501 Bulgaria Emona Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Rizeafca Romanian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Alosa caspia nordmanni (Antipa, 1906)
Alosa nordmanni Antipa, 1904
Caspialosa palaeostomica Maiorova, 1934
Alosa bulgarica Drensky, 1934
Clupea tanaica Grimm, 1901
Caspialosa tanaica palaeostomi Sadovskii, 1934
Caspialosa tanaica etemi Battalgil, 1941
Alosa caspia tanaica natio asovi Pavlov, 1959
Caspialosa caspia tanaica (Grimm, 1901)
Alosa caspia tanaica (Grimm, 1901)
Caspialosa caspia palaeostomi Sadowsky, 1934
Alosa caspia tanaica asovi Pavlov, 1959
Caspiolosa tanaica etemi Battalgil, 1941

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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