Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Cypriniformes > Family: Cyprinidae > Genus: Carassius > Species: Carassius gibelio

Gibel carp - Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Lower Risk: Least Concern (IUCN)
Natura 2000 species code 5586

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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.


Not evaluated

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
Caracuda argintie Romanian Fishbase
Caras Romanian Fishbase
Caras-argintiu Romanian Fishbase
Crap-caras Romanian Fishbase
Damkaruds Danish Fishbase
Damkarusse Danish Fishbase
Ezüst kárász Hungarian Fishbase
Gibel carp English Fishbase
Giebel Dutch Fishbase
Giebel English Fishbase
Giebel German Fishbase
Golden carp English Fishbase
Goldfish English Fishbase
Karas srebrzysty Polish Fishbase
Karas srebrzysty a. japonczyk Polish Fishbase
Karas sriblyastyi Ukrainian Fishbase
Karas zlatas Serbian Fishbase
Kirmizi havuz baligi Turkish Fishbase
Obyknovennyi serebryanyi karas' Russian Fishbase
Prussian carp English Fishbase
Serebreanyi karas Russian Fishbase
Serebryanyi karas Russian Fishbase
Silberkarausche German Fishbase
Srebarna karracuda Bulgarian Fishbase
Zlatni koreselj Slovenian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Cyprinus gibelio Bloch, 1782
Carassius bucephalus Heckel, 1837
Cyprinus amarus Koch, 1840
Carassius auratus gibelio (Bloch, 1782)
Carassius ellipticus Heckel, 1848
Carassius vulgaris ventrosus Walecki, 1863
Carassius vulgaris kolenty Dybowski, 1877
Carassius auratus gibelio vovkii Johansen, 1945

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Carassius gibelio 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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