Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Scorpaeniformes > Family: Cottidae > Genus: Cottus > Species: Cottus poecilopus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Cottus poecilopus volki Taranetz, 1933 Fishbase (2002)

Alpine bullhead - Cottus poecilopus Heckel, 1837

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Natura 2000 species code 2557


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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

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alpine bullhead English Fishbase
Bergsimpa Swedish Fishbase
Buntflossenkoppe German Fishbase
Cifra kölönte Hungarian Fishbase
Finnestribet ferskvandsulk Danish Fishbase
Glowacz pregopletwy Polish Fishbase
Kirjoeväsimppu Finnish Fishbase
Podkamenshchik pijostropplavnikovyi Russian Fishbase
Regnbueaure Norwegian Fishbase
Regnbueørret Norwegian Fishbase
Sibirische Groppe German Fishbase
Spotted sculpin English Fishbase
Steinsmett Norwegian Fishbase
Steinulke Norwegian Fishbase
Vranka pruhoploutvá Czech Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cottus poecilopus macrostomus Jeitteles, 1862
Cottus poecilopus microstomus Jeitteles, 1862
Cottus gobio microcephalus Kessler, 1868
Cottus czanaga Dybowski, 1869
Cottus kuznetzovi Berg, 1903

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: Cottus poecilopus 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
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